Aylesbury Duck

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Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

The basics:
The Aylesbury Duck is believed to have been developed in the early 18th century in the town of Aylesbury, in Buckinghamshire, England. The Aylesbury was probably created through selective breeding of a common domestic white duck known at the time as the English White. By the early 1800s, the Aylesbury Duck was prized for its white feathers, which were sold in London as filling for quilts and pillows, and for its large size and pale pink skin, which made it a popular meat duck.

Varieties: White
Uses: Exhibition, Meat
Personality: Docile, slow moving and easily tamed
Housing: Free range during the day, or penned
Capable of flight: No
Weight: 9 - 10 lbs
Broody: Occasionally
Noise level: Slightly above average
Egg production: Fair
Egg color: White, Green
Meat: Excellent meat fowl, very flavorful

What else you should know:
If fed a concentrated feed, most Aylesbury ducks reach slaughter weight at around seven to nine weeks. At this stage they should weigh five pounds.

With exhibition strains of Aylesbury ducks, their deep keel often causes fertility issues. Breeders recommend a vitamin rich diet, and higher protein feed that is around 18% to 20% protein. They say this diet helps improve the fertility of the ducks.

Provided that they do not become obese, the utility strains of Aylesbury ducks do not tend to suffer from fertility issues.


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