is one of the
most sought-after breeds
within the United States.
Pekin ducks have been described as being a breed with multiple purposes, which means they've traditionally been
kept for egg production and meat production.
Pekin ducks' gentle and often affectionate behavior
also has earned the admiration of many for a pet on farms together with chickens.
They are durable and consistently
eggs of high quality
even through the winter months.
Pekin duck is a Pekin duck that is believed to have been domesticated for over two thousand years.
As Pekin ducks get older, their yellow fuzz begins to give way to fluffy white feathers. The white shanks (legs) remain the same color throughout their lives.
Pekin ducks came to America
just a few years later and quickly became the most sought-after duck breed available.
of the Pekin
duck is approximately 8-12 years.
Mature Pekin duck chickens (females) weigh about 8 pounds. Drakes who are mature (males) weigh about 9 pounds.
Pekin ducks are renowned for their ecologically
, even in places where there is a long, frigid winter.
The ducks will require a warm and secure hut or a coop to sleep in at night to rest and hide in during severe weather.