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Types of pet Ducks

American ​Pekin​
American ​Pekin​

American Pekin ducks The Pekin, White Pekin, or Long Island Duck, is an American breed of domestic duck, raised primarily for meat. It derives from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century, and is now bred in many countries, and in all continents.

Ancona Duck​
Ancona Duck​

The Ancona Duck was developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1900's. It was probably created by crossing the Indian Runner Duck with the Belgian Huttegen Duck. The Ancona is a dual purpose breed which lays between 210 - 280 eggs a year.

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Call Duck​
Call Duck​

Call Ducks are small ornamental ducks often once used by hunters to lure ducks for shooting. Learn more about their care and requirements when kept as pets.

Cayuga Duck​
Cayuga Duck​

The Black Cayuga is a domestic duck raised in many home flocks for egg & meat production as well as pets. The Cayuga name is taken from Cayuga Lake, so called after a local Native American tribe in New York State where the breed was popularized.

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Crested​
Crested​

The crested Gene is a genetic defect. The "Crest" in reality is just fatty tissue covering a gap in the skull. This gene is also linked to seizures and neurological problems. Breeding Crested ducks is even more of a challenge. Breeding 2 crested ducks is simply not advised and considered cruel by many people.

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CV-2000 ​Duck​
CV-2000 ​Duck​

Ducks love to swim, but if you include a kiddie pool that has a way for them to get in and out, they’ll be extra delighted. Pet Ducks: Consider the Commitment. Ducks make good pets. They’re intelligent, fun and enjoyable to watch. Their feed is relatively cheap, and they also enjoy eating greens.

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Duclair Duck​
Duclair Duck​

Duclair Ducks The Duclair is a French culinary breed that is an ideal pasture raised or free range duck breed. Metzer Farms developed this breed in association with Stone Church Farm in NY. Metzer Farms developed this breed in association with Stone Church Farm in NY.

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German Pekin​
German Pekin​

American Pekin ducks The Pekin, White Pekin, or Long Island Duck, is an American breed of domestic duck, raised primarily for meat. It derives from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century, and is now bred in many countries, and in all continents.

Grass Duck​
Grass Duck​

Pet Ducks: Consider the Commitment. Ducks make good pets. They’re intelligent, fun and enjoyable to watch. Their feed is relatively cheap, and they also enjoy eating greens. This is wonderful for weed control, but watch out for your garden. Like any pet, a duck is a commitment of time and energy as you accommodate your duck’s needs.

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Indian Runner ​Duck​
Indian Runner ​Duck​

The Modern Indian Runner Duck. Keeping Indian Runner ducks is great fun, although anyone wishing to do so has to bear in mind they are a flightless breed of duck. Runners tend to be easier prey for predators which of course, means they have to be kept safely out of the reach of any marauding foxes.

Khaki ​Campbell​
Khaki ​Campbell​

Khaki Campbell ducks are considered to be highly adaptable to any climates. Breeders have raised them successfully in the desert, rain forest, and in extreme cold and snow. Hens should start laying around 5 - 7 months. It isn't uncommon for crossbred ducks to be mistaken for Khaki Campbells.

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Magpie Duck​
Magpie Duck​

The Magpie Duck was developed in the early 1900s, from Welsh breeders M.C Grower Williams and Oliver Drake. The ancestry of the breed is unknown, but believed to have come from a cross of Runner ducks and an old Belgian breed known as the Huttegem.

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Orpington ​Duck​
Orpington ​Duck​

Photo: A Buff Orpington Drake. The Orpington duck was created by William Cook of Orpington, Kent around 1890 as a dual purpose utility bird. It is thought to have been developed from Aylesbury, Rouen, Cayuga and Indian Runner ducks. Mr Cook famously produced the Orpington Chicken at around the same time.

Pomeranian ​Duck​
Pomeranian ​Duck​

A fairly new breed to the United States, Saxonies were bred from Rouen, Pekin and Pomeranian duck breeds in the 1930s in Germany as a good all-purpose duck. Almost wiped out during World War II, the breed enjoyed a resurgence in Europe by the 1950s but didn’t reach the United States until 1984.

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Rouen Duck​
Rouen Duck​

Other common names: Exhibition Rouen; Production Rouen; Giant Mallard Duck The basics: The Rouen Duck was first developed in the 1700's around the town of Rouen, in Normandy, France.

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Saxony Duck​
Saxony Duck​

One of my favorite breeds is the Saxony. Saxony ducks are considered a heavy breed, in the same class as the Pekin, Swedish and Cayuga ducks, among others. This domestic duck breed generally grows to be between 7-8 pounds. Nonflying, they are a great all-round duck breed — fairly calm, relatively quiet, gentle and good layers.

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Silver ​Appleyard​
Silver ​Appleyard​

Miniature Silver Appleyard ducks (female) The Silver Appleyard is a British breed of domestic duck. It was bred in the first half of the twentieth century by Reginald Appleyard, with the aim of creating a dual-purpose breed that would provide both a good quantity of meat and plenty of eggs.

Super Meat ​Duck​
Super Meat ​Duck​

Pekin ducks are great foragers and are also a very friendly duck breed. They are a great meat source because of their size and also excellent layers of large white eggs. It is noted that if you would like to raise Pekin ducks that it usually requires artificial setting because the hens are not good setters.

Swedish Blue​
Swedish Blue​

However, if you want a duck as a pet, for eggs or for meat, the Blue Swedish is an excellent choice. Colors: The Blue Swedish is a bluish slate color, with a white bib front and center. Males have a darker blue head and a slightly greenish tint to the bill, while females are the same color all over, including the bill.

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Vit bau​
Vit bau​

Care and Feeding of Pet Ducks. Domesticated ducks are derived from wild mallards (Anas platyrhynchos -type) and Muscovy ducks (Cairina-type). Some breeds are specifically designed for egg production, others for meat production, and still others are ornamental.

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Welsh ​Harlequin​
Welsh ​Harlequin​

Welsh Harlequin Duck care, owner reviews. Top Welsh Harlequin Duck breeders / farms. Is the Welsh Harlequin Duck a friendly and productive duck breed? Find the answer on RightPet.

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