American Pekin Duck , or White Pekin, is a species of American native duck that is bred primarily for meat. It is a wild duck that was obtained from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century and is now grown in many parts of the world. Many of these ducks were bred in Long Island, New York, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. source
The breed quickly gained importance as an economic breed and was traded in the USA under the name “Long Island Ducks”. Compared to the English Aylesbury duck, the Peking duck has a higher spawning performance.
A strong, rounded rectangular body, slightly raised on medium-high legs, a long head with a long, wide beak; pure white, tightly fitting feathers; A slightly yellowish tint is allowed in autumn.
- Male Duck ; 3.5 Kg
- Female Duck ; 3 Kg
American Pekin ducks can lay more than 150 white eggs a year.