Pekin duck, or Long Island duck or Anas peking, is a breed of domesticated duck used primarily for egg and meat production. It was bred from the Mallard in China.
It is widely believed that Donald Duck is modeled after a Pekin duck.
The mascot of the insurance company Aflac is a Pekin duck.
Because of their huge body and skinny legs, they are prone to leg injuries.
They are unable to fly
Plumage: white; and a creamy white.
Orange shanks and toes.
Bill rich yellow in color.
Length Range: 64-89 cm (25-35 in)
Weight: 2902 g (102.4 oz)
Size: 4. Large (16 - 32 in)
Color Primary: White
Back Pattern: Solid
Belly Pattern: Solid
Breast Pattern: Solid
Prefers forests near water where it roosts in trees at night and nests in tree cavities.
Feeds on vegetation by dabbling in ponds, lakes and, rivers.
Eats insects and seeds found in grain fields.
|Subspecies:||Anas platyrhynchos domestica|
Handfeeding a Pekin Duck #1
Handfeeding a Pekin Duck #2