The athletic type is a genetically modified duck, which is one of the ducks players get to choose in the beginning of Duck Life 3. It is skilled at running and swimming. It is not very good at flying or climbing.
It is taller than the regular duck. It has long legs, which is also very strong, making it an expert runner. Its first evolution is yellow, the second evolution is lime green and known as the lanky duck, and the third evolution is green, known as the athletic duck. Its eyes are lime green, just like the other ducks.