About Pekin Ducks
The Pekin Duck originated in what is now known as Bejing, China and was introduced into the Americas in the 1870s. White Pekins were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.
White Pekin ducklings are yellow, fuzzy, and one of the cutest and most popular ducks for backyard pets. The adults are pure white and have a bright orange beak when younger. With age, the beaks of the females lighten and can develop black spots, which is completely normal.
The White Pekin makes a great farm pet for first time duck owners. They are one of the most popular breeds of ducks. Pekins have a fast growth rate and hatching ability. Unfortunately they are non-sitters. They would also make a great choice for a small business that would like to raise its own meat and eggs. Most of the ducks you buy from the grocery store are White Pekins. They are very active, entertaining and love being in the water.
The White Pekin is very popular on tv. It has been featured on Friends; Donald Duck is considered a White Pekin Breed of duck, along with the AFLAC duck.
- Female Weight: 9 lbs
- Male Weight: 10 lbs
- Egg Production: 140-220 Per Year
- Personality: Very Calm
- Hardiness: Extremely Hardy
- Flying Capability: None
About Your Ship Date:
We will email a ship date to you within 5 days of placing your order. Your hatchlings will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. You should receive a phone call from your local post office upon delivery and we recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.
Please note: the requested month to ship is subject to change based on availability.
We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements. If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.
Cancellations & Changes
A miniumum of two weeks notice prior to your ship date must be given to cancel or change a live duckling order.