Pekins are the most common domestic duck. Adults are pure white and ducklings are a cute fuzzy yellow. They are a large, hardy breed with excellent egg production when managed properly. Selection by breeders over the years has produced a duck that can often be processed by 40 days of age at a live weight of 7 lb. making them a popular breed for eating. Though their feed efficiency does not match that of chickens, they can still produce one pound of live weight from 2.5 pounds or less of feed. They do not fly and do not normally hatch and raise their own young. Pekins are very talkative, good layers and make great pets! They are calm, do not fly, and aren't as motherly as other duck breeds.
- Bird Purpose: Dual Purpose, Meat, Eggs
- Egg Production Rate: Females ONLY; Approximately 150-200 Eggs/Year
- Egg Color: White
- Egg Size: Large
- Bird Characteristics: Extremely Docile, Grow extremely fast, Great breed for new duck owners, Good foragers, Cold hardy with shelter, Can be broody, Do not fly
- Mature Weight: 7 lb.
- Package Quantity: 10 baby ducklings