"Pekin Duck"


"male"

"female"






Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
2 drakes and 1 hen
Photograph by

Snow W. Frost
2 drakes and 1 hen
Photograph by

Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
(mallards & pekins)
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
(mallards & pekins)
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
(mallards & pekins)
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
(mallards & pekins)








This breed was imported from Pekin into both England and the United States, in 1873, and has marked characteristics. One of these is the strong yellow blood. Both legs and bill are deep orange colour, and the plumage a kind of ferret-white, with a strong canary tinge, which becomes stronger still in the underfeather. The legs are set on far behind, which gives an upright or Penguin carriage. Another feature is the boat-shape of the long and deep keel, which, with a fullness of rump and peculiar turn-up at the tail, irresistibly suggests the shape of an Indian birch canoe. Another peculiarity lies in the fact that the duck is, as a rule a non-sitter and prolific layer...the average in eggs from many hundred ducks is reported from three of the largest farms as 135-145 eggs per duck.





Size: weighs no more than 8 lb

Egg color: white

Country Of Origin: China

Purpose: eggs, meat...Broody...a good utility duck





My personal notes...

Pekin Ducks are so beautiful... I had the pleasure to enjoy two Pekin Ducks for three years. "Waddles and Lucy" were their names...very friendly, and let me hand feed them.





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