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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 (88)
Smartwilliam
When I began duck farming, I never imagine that I wou...
Review by: Smartwilliam (13) 3 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
CharleneBT
With our family hobby farm, we often had families bri...
Review by: CharleneBT (12) 20 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
calondra101124
I have 3 ducks. I've always loved ducks and wanted so...
Review by: calondra101124 (29) 25 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
Brianne87
These beautiful white large ducks with orange feet an...
Review by: Brianne87 (8) December 30, 2015 04:41
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
ViveLaV
While some people may enjoy feeding ducks at nearby p...
Review by: ViveLaV (1) October 31, 2015 00:19
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo

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