Buff Orpington Duck


Anas platyrhynchos

The Buff Orpington Duck is a breed of Domestic duck it is a dual-propose breed used for meat and egg production. Originally created by William Cook of Orpington, Kent,UK, from the selection of mis-marked Blue Orpington Ducks. The Buff Orpington Duck was introduced to the public at the Dairy Show, the Agricultural Hall(q.v.), Islington, London in October 1897. It is considered a threatened breed by the ALBC. This breed was admitted to the American Poultry Associations Standard of Perfection as the 'Buff Duck' in the Medium class in 1914.

Interesting Information

The Buff Orpington Duck is capable of laying up to 220 eggs a year.


Adult Description

Medium-weight duck of 7 to 8 lbs.

The Buff duck's body carriage is twenty degrees above horizontal

Wings are short

Small, well-curled tail.

Plumage: buff plumage

Feet: orange-yellow

Shank: orange-yellow

Eyes: brown

Sex Differences

Sexes look alike; males slightly larger.


The drake's bill is yellow


The female's bill is brown-orange.



Found in all wetland habitats.


Dabbles, filter-feeds at surface of water, tips-up in shallow water, and makes occasional dives in deeper water.


Insects and larvae, aquatic invertebrates, seeds, acorns, aquatic vegetation, grain.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
     Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
    Subfamily: Anserinae
Genus: Anas
Species: Anas platyrhynchos
    Subspecies: Anas platyrhynchos domestica

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