The Pekin Duck

Pekinand er egentlig en hvit og større variant av stokkand som en gang ble avlet frem i Kina, men som nå finnes både i USA og over store deler av Europa.
Fuglen blir ca 50-60 cm høy og har en hvit fjærdrakt og et nebb som går i en slags orangerød/gulaktig farge. Pekinand er en tam, framavlet art som er svært populær i Kina og USA, men også vanlig i oppdrett i Europa og andre verdensdeler. Gradvis har det også kommet til en del ‘vill-fugl’!

‘The Pekin Duck’ (Often called a Peking Duck) is actually a white variation of the well known ‘malard’ which was once bred in China. I tends to be a bit larger than the malard and may grow to a height of 50-60 cm!  Now it may be found in the US as well as over large parts of Europe. Usually it’s pure white with a beak in an orange-red yellowish tint.
Originally this specie was a bred one, thus tame, but of late there has been sightings of
birds nesting in the wild.

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14 Responses to The Pekin Duck

  1. -Eugenia says:

    Oh, he’s beautiful! These are stunning shots, Svein. Wow!!

  2. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    What a pretty bird!

  3. utesmile says:

    What a sweet duck, it looks so friendly and seems to be always smiling. I eat duck, but seeing this I don’t want to eat duck anymore.

  4. Not to be confused
    with Peking Duck.
    That would be bad luck
    . . . for the Pekin Duck!

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