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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 (75)
lollie
Darkwing came to my household as a favor to a friend....
Review by: lollie (8) 11 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
florence_sue
It was a complete surprise to us, but our Pekin duck ...
Review by: florence_sue (1) 14 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
musiclover2013
I was not around much for the time that these ducks w...
Review by: musiclover2013 (1) August 02, 2015 23:18
  • Currently 100
3.00
jenlynn10
I have had my two Pekin ducks for a little over a yea...
Review by: jenlynn10 (9) July 28, 2015 09:51
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
Chromus
While I did not keep the ducklings for very long, I r...
Review by: Chromus (2) July 26, 2015 15:26
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo

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