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Ancona Duck

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Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

The basics:
The Ancona Duck was developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1900's. It was probably created by crossing the Indian Runner Duck with the Belgian Huttegen Duck. The Ancona is a dual purpose breed which lays between 210 - 280 eggs a year.

According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC), the population of Ancona Duck is considered to be "critical".

Varieties: Black and White, Blue and White, Chocolate and White, Lavender and White, Silver and White, Tricolored
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Personality: Calm and social
Suitable housing: Free range during the day, or a large penned area
Capable of flight: Yes, but rarely does
Weight: 6 - 6.5 lbs
Broody: Yes
Noise level: A little over average
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg colors: White, Cream, or Blue
Meat quality: Excellent, Ancona meat contains less fat then most duck breeds

large white eggs,companion ducks

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from breeders/sellers

Breeders and sellers have to jump through hoops to get RightPet listings, literally, we make them do circus tricks. Unfortunately no one has met our high acrobatic standards for this animal yet, but hopefully they will soon!

from shelters/rescues

We've had no luck finding any of these frisky fellas so far, even though we've put up wanted posters and everything! But don't worry, we're working on it!

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