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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
4.2 (60)
tygermystyc
So, strange story, one day we go outside to feed our ...
Review by: tygermystyc (19) 4 days ago
  • Currently 100
0.00
1 photo
Alysha_Black
I got my first duck at 10 years old. My grandparents ...
Review by: Alysha_Black (10) February 19, 2015 16:32
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
hayleaoryan
I originally bought my Pekin duck for pet and egg pro...
Review by: hayleaoryan (13) February 18, 2015 21:24
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
JaneClark94
We introduced Pekin Ducks to our farm over 10 years a...
Review by: JaneClark94 (10) February 12, 2015 17:44
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
maggiemae10
But they make great pets too. Pekin ducks are yellow ...
Review by: maggiemae10 (12) February 09, 2015 09:49
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo

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