The Jumbo Pekin is our largest strain of Pekin. Commercial Pekin
ducks are produced by crossing a male from a large, meaty strain of
Pekin with a
female Pekin from a medium sized, highly fertile good egg producing
strain. With this cross you get a large number of ducklings from the
that grow into good sized birds because of the size of the male. The
Jumbo Pekin ducklings are from a pure male line.
They are the largest pekin duck you can buy.
For exhibition they
are excellent for Meat Pens but do not have the special conformation
necessary for show Pekins.
They have been bred for size and meat production, not the specialized
standards of show Pekins. Please note our breeders do not look
particularly large as they have
been on a diet most of their life prior to egg production. By keeping
them slim and trim we are able to increase egg production by at least
40% and fertility by 10%.
If they are not kept on a diet, the males reach at least 11 pounds and
the females 9.5 pounds in three months.
If you have questions about raising pekin ducks, just ask us!