Pekin Duck Ducks

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History

The Pekin duck, like the Pekin Bantam chicken, originated from China and soon began to spread elsewhere in the world around the 1800s.

Behaviour

These birds are like mini Runner Ducks with quite an upright stance but they have a slight chubby appearance. They are the perfect caricature of a duck with a bright yellow bill, orange shanks and toes and the ducklings are a bright yellow colour. The Pekins are quite common. These ducks have become very popular to farm as they grow quite quickly, are hardy, highly fertile and one of the largest size ducks. They are friendly calm ducks that are quite easy to train, however, they are one of the noisiest breeds to keep.

Varieties

They only come in White.

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- Lucas, 10 March 2014

I have 1 pekin he is very pretty he has won many poultry shows he is picture perfect (when he is not playing in the mud


           I love my Pekins

- Rebecca, 12 July 2011

They are super ducks! We love them to bits. Have not made a mess of my garden. I don't think they are noisy. Our neighbors did't even know we had them! and we are in an urban area with house all around. They are so easy to care for, let them out, feed them, give them fresh water (and they have a pond) and in the evening they are already in bed ready for the door to be closed :D Highly recommended :D


           Beautiful wildfowl!

- Lance, 03 June 2011

We've owned Pekins now for over a year having purchased 2 ducks and a drake aged 2 weeks. They have grown in to fine hearty birds and a tremendous friendly little things. They will always greet you and follow you around. We've since had a duckling from them recently which is adorable. Highly recommended!


           Brilliant

- Megziebananas, 29 October 2010

Pekin ducks are the most fantastic ducks. They are friendly, hardy, good egg layers (but not good brooders) and are very garden friendly i.e will eat the weeds. Get a pekin, you won't regret it!


           My ducks

- Sierra, 22 March 2009

These birds are very noisy but are kind and gentle with the right training they will follow you around like dogs every year near easter we get two they grow full size in about three months and live long lives with the right nutrience.

 

Breeders Clubs for Pekin ducks

British Waterfowl Association

E-mail: info@waterfowl.org.uk

Website: www.waterfowl.org.uk

Tel: 01892 740212


Domestic Waterfowl Club

E-mail: hatcher579@btinternet.com

Website: www.domestic-waterfowl.co.uk/

Tel: 01488 638014

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