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Pekin Duck

Pekin Duck


Other name(s):
 Peking Duck; Long Island duck

Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

Country / Place of origin: China

History: The Pekin Duck is one of the earliest domesticated ducks. It was originally bred from the Mallard Duck in China and is primarily used for egg and meat production. The Pekin Duck was first imported into the U.S. in the late 1800’s, and quickly became the most popular duck breed used for meat. The Pekin Duck's easy going personality has also made it a popular pet.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
substantial growth rate, Free range, Great layers, rich flavour meat, wonderful temperament
Challenging:
infection called bumblefoot, protective housing, feces, daily brooder cleanings, intense odor
Interesting:
docile pets, fresh eggs, mobile pens, decoy eggs
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.3 (48)
BeethovenGirl
Duck raising is starting to become a blooming industr...
Review by: BeethovenGirl (3) July 31, 2014 23:52
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
MaryW
I started with Jumbo Pekin ducks a few years ago and ...
Review by: MaryW (64) July 17, 2014 12:09
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
Zak_Hades
The only reason why I do not have these ducks anymore...
Review by: Zak_Hades (42) July 16, 2014 05:24
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
cattlecait
There's a funny story behind how I acquired my Pekin ...
Review by: cattlecait (33) updated July 14, 2014 06:54
  • Currently 100
3.50
2 comments
Whitepines
My first experience with Pekin ducks resulted in thre...
Review by: Whitepines (22) July 13, 2014 08:04
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo

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