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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 (63)
Teeberry
We got Kiki as a duckling and raised her in the house...
Review by: Teeberry (10) 14 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 photos
amk028
We acquired our little duckling when it had gotten lo...
Review by: amk028 (5) 22 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
artofjesselle
Domesticated and very docile in nature, Pekins are gr...
Review by: artofjesselle (13) updated April 07, 2015 14:41
  • Currently 100
4.75
4 photos
tygermystyc
So, strange story, one day we go outside to feed our ...
Review by: tygermystyc (22) March 23, 2015 08:54
  • 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

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