CNN affiliate WXIA-TV reports that the ducks are a special breed of duck with the same color and patterning as the duck’s body.
The coloration is caused by a gene mutation.
The breed’s name is a play on the word “dive.”
The birds are known for their ability to dive deep to find food and water.
Divers from several states are participating in the event.
“We’re just trying to help the duck breeders,” WXI-TV reported.
Diving ducks are considered an endangered species, but the DNR has allowed them to be bred in the past.
“Duck breeding is a way to give back to nature and provide a good sport for the community,” WFTV reported, “so it’s a good way to help them get back on the water.”