White Pekin Duck
Breed Club SecretaryDucks come under the brief of:
· The Domestic Waterfowl Club of Great Britain
· The British Waterfowl Association
HistoryThis 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.
Breed TipsOpen 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.
PurposeDual / Broody
Egg Numbers80 / 100 per annum