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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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