Saxony Duck

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Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

The basics:
The Saxony Duck is a rare waterfowl, created by breeder Albert Franz from Germany during the early 1900s. Mr. Franz desired an ornamental, but fast maturing table fowl with light pin feathers. To achieve the look of his Saxony fowl, he crossed together Pekins, Rouens and Blue Pomerianians. He introduced the bird successfully in 1934, at the Saxon county show. However, the breed was lost during World War II, when Mr. Franz was taken as a prisoner of war. When he was released, he began to rebuild his Saxony ducks and share them with the public once more.

Varieties: Saxony
Uses: Eggs, Exhibition, Meat
Personality: Docile
Suitable housing: Free range during the day, or large pen
Capable of flight: No
Weight: 8 - 9 lbs
Broody: Rarely
Noise level: Hens can be that boisterous
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White, Blue, Green
Meat production: Excellent flavored fowl with lean meat.

What else you should know:
Drakes are said not to quack, but rather make a raspy sound when excited.


flavorful meat, productivity, country farm, free range, small pond

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