Pekin Duck

White Pekin Duck

Breed Club Secretary

Ducks come under the brief of:
· The Domestic Waterfowl Club of Great Britain
· The British Waterfowl Association

Image

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History

This breed was imported from Peking into both England and the United States, in 1873. Both legs and bill are deep orange colour, and the plumage a kind of ferret-white, with a strong canary tinge, which becomes stronger still in the underfeather. The legs are set on rather far behind, which gives an upright or Penguin carriage.

Characteristics

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Breed Tips

Open feathered so more likely to get mites / ticks / fly strike . . . watch in extreme humid heat for signs of distress. If found treat with sheep product such as Spot-on applied with a cotton wool bud to the base of the sull on the shoulders as all OP's are dodgy.

Keep as a trio or as a pair.

Purpose

Dual / Broody

Classification

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Origin

China

Egg Color

White

Egg Numbers

80 / 100 per annum


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