Fauna and Flora Friday: 25 June 2021 -White Pekin Duck

The Pekin or White Pekin is an American breed of domestic duck, raised primarily for meat. It is a mallard derived from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century and is now bred in many parts of the world. .

The White Pekin is large and solidly built. The body is rectangular as seen from the side and is held at about 40º to the horizontal; the tail projects above the line of the back. The breast is smooth and broad and does not show a pronounced keel. The head is large and rounded, and the neck is thick. The plumage is creamy white, and the legs and feet are a yellowish orange. The beak is yellow, fairly short, and almost straight

Mature Pekin duck hens (females) weigh around 4.1 kg. Mature drakes (males) weigh approximately 4.5kg. The average lifespan of a Pekin duck is roughly eight to 12 years.

White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville
White Pekin Ducks, Vygeboom dam, Durbanville

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