American Pekin

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The Pekin or White Pekin is an American breed of domestic duck, raised primarily for meat.[6][7] It derives from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century,[8] and is now bred in many parts of the world.[6] It is often known as the American Pekin to distinguish it from the German Pekin, a distinct and separate breed which derives from the same Chinese stock but has different breeding. Many of these ducks were reared on Long Island, New York, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from which the breed derived its name Long Island Duck.[9]:156

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Pekin
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Conservation statusFAO (2007): not at risk[1]:153
Other names
  • White Pekin
  • Long Island Duck
Country of originUnited States
Distributionworld-wide
Use
Traits
Weight
  • Male:
    4.5 kg (10 lb)[2]:28
  • Female:
    4.1 kg (9 lb)[2]:28
Egg colourwhite or tinted
Classification
APAheavy[3]
EEyes[4]
PCGBno[5]
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American Pekin flock

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