German Pekins

The Pekin Duck we know today as an exhibition bird nearly died out in Britain, saved only by importations from Europe to bolster the bloodstock. Hence we call them German Pekins. The Pekin imported to USA in the late 1800s continued to develop along very different lines. There, it became a base breed for the massive table-bird industry. Pic from Ken Ballinger, Yonkin Farm.

German Pekin Duck
German Pekin — Ken Ballinger, Yonkin Farm
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