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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 (73)
musiclover2013
I was not around much for the time that these ducks w...
Review by: musiclover2013 (1) 2 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.00
jenlynn10
I have had my two Pekin ducks for a little over a yea...
Review by: jenlynn10 (9) 7 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
Chromus
While I did not keep the ducklings for very long, I r...
Review by: Chromus (2) 9 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
thegunslinger
Pekin ducks are so much fun to have around the farm! ...
Review by: thegunslinger (28) 11 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
JenniferPruitt
I grew up on a farm and we owned 50 American Pekin du...
Review by: JenniferPruitt (10) 12 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo

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