Sydney, Australia – It’s a chilly day, and the duck-themed fashion show is already underway.
The Duck and the Dove has opened its doors for the first time in Sydney.
It’s a duck-inspired show, and you’ll have to be careful not to disturb the ducks.
The duck’s head, wings and body are all covered in colourful feathers, making it look like a duck.
A duck’s skin is also covered in feathers, but it’s not as colourful as the skin of a duck, says Sydney duck expert Dr David O’Connell.
The Duck and The Dove is one of many events taking place around the world in January 2019.
The show aims to encourage duck lovers to dress like ducks.
“There are many other duck related events around the country and around the globe that are also taking place, and it’s really a great time to dress up as a Duck and Dove,” Dr O’Donnell says.
There’s also an abundance of fun activities.
The ducks are dressed in traditional costumes that include headbands, neckties and feathers.
Ducks are also part of a global event celebrating the first ever live duck breeding season in 2019.
More than 1,000 ducks were born this year, with the most colourful duck ever seen in New South Wales.
In New South Australia, people can dress up in their favourite colours, such as pink and blue, as well as duck costumes.
“Ducks have long been a symbol of Australia, and they’re an iconic animal that’s important to our culture, and we hope to bring that back into the world,” Dr Adam Gee, from the NSW Government’s Wildlife Protection Agency, said.
“Duck breeding season is the first breeding season to start in the country in 20 years and it gives people the chance to get familiar with the ducks and get involved in breeding and raising them.”
Australia has become the second country in the world to have duck breeding seasons, after New Zealand.
Australia’s duck breeding will continue for at least two years, but is now limited to just 10 years.
Dr O”Duck and the Duck” has been held in Sydney since 2015.
For more information, visit duckfashionshow.com.au.