Named for its elegant damsel-like appearance, the Demoiselle is the smallest in the crane family, generally weighing between 4-7 pounds at maturity. These beauties mate for life, with breeding season typically between April-June. Expect 2 eggs per clutch.
Demoiselles inhabit swamps in the wild, making a marshland enclosure best. A 4–6-foot fence is highly recommended, as they are excellent flyers. Their temperament is relatively calm, and they mix well with most any fowl, including pheasants and ducks. Diet consists of game bird crumble or scratch mix, along with small rodents. Dry dog food can also be supplemented.
Our Demoiselles are not pinioned. Wing clippings are available at an additional $2.50 per bird, and the trimming can last 4-6 months.