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Pekin Duck

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About the Pekin Duck

A Pekin duck is a breed of domesticated duck. They were originally bred from the Mallard in China and brought to the United States in 1873.

Adult Pekin Ducks have white plumage, while Pekin hatchlings have bright yellow plumage.

Two famous Pekin Ducks are Donald Duck and the mascot of the Aflac insurance company

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 14 August 2007
Scientific Name Anas domesticus
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
Birdorable Family Ducks & Geese
Units: Imperial Metric
15 inches

International Names

  • And (Danish)
  • Peking Eend (Dutch)
  • Canard colvert (forme domestique) (French)
  • Pekingente (German)
  • Pechino (Italian)
  • Pekinand (Norwegian)
  • Kaczki Pekinskiej (Polish)
  • Pato dom├ęstico (Spanish)