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Ducks: American-type Beijing

Ducks: American-type Beijing

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Currently there are two varieties: the American and the German. The selection of the latter is purely German and English and has led to the formation of a more upright type with yellowish white plumage. American Peking has pure white plumage. It was obtained by crossing Beijing, Aylesbury ducks and the white Indian runner. The latter helped to make the breed lighter and to obtain an early duck with delicate meat, whose yield qualities are very good.

Morphological characteristics

Elegant habit. White plumage; the beak is wide and long colored from yellow to orange without black pigmentation.

Medium weight:
- male 3,5 kg
- female 3,0 kg


White Peking duck American selection (photo www.zonianlady.com)

Breed standard - FIAV

I - General

Origin
America.

Egg
Minimum weight g. 70
Shell color: white to yellowish.

Ring
Male and female: 18

II - Type and Address for Selection
Strong body, shape of a rounded rectangle, position just detected anteriorly.

III - Standard
General Appearance and Characteristics of the Breed

1 - Form
Trunk: elongated and rounded, slightly raised forward.
Head: longer than wide; slightly raised forehead; skull not too tall nor too flat;
cheeks not very evident.
Beak: wide and long enough; slightly concave upper part, often spoon-shaped;
orange to pale yellow, without dark spots; light nail.
Eyes: Dark colored iris.
Neck: of medium length; quite fine; slightly arched.
Back: long, wide and slightly rounded.
Wings: long and close to the body.
Tail: closed; forming a slight angle with the line of the back.
Chest: long, wide and full; without a trace of a keel; brought slightly raised.
Legs: legs not very visible. Medium length tarsi with fine bone structure; the hairline is located
just after half of the body; dark yellow to orange color; clear nails.
Belly: full, well rounded and without bale.

Serious defects:
Body too small or short; habit too detected; head, neck and beak too coarse;
angular neck line; too soft plumage; presence of mane; beginning of protuberance at
upper base of the beak; spotted beak.

2 - Weight
Male: kg. 3.5
Female: 3.0 kg

3 - Plumage
Conformation: well adherent to the body.

IV - Colors

WHITE
White without feathers of another color. Slight yellowish reflections tolerated in the autumn.
Serious defects: presence of feathers of other color; strong presence of yellowish reflections.


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