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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
4.1 (91)
birdlover16
I have owned Pekin ducks for years. They are lovely b...
Review by: birdlover16 (6) updated May 18, 2016 09:17
  • Currently 100
4.75
amandak
I was walking around Rainbow Ag in my hometown, and I...
Review by: amandak (5) March 04, 2016 11:20
  • Currently 100
3.75
Smartwilliam
When I began duck farming, I never imagine that I wou...
Review by: Smartwilliam (24) February 06, 2016 02:06
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
CharleneBT
With our family hobby farm, we often had families bri...
Review by: CharleneBT (12) January 20, 2016 11:39
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
calondra101124
I have 3 ducks. I've always loved ducks and wanted so...
Review by: calondra101124 (29) January 15, 2016 08:13
  • Currently 100
5.00

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