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The Pekin or White Pekin is an American breed of domestic duck, raised primarily for meat. It derives from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century, and is now bred in many countries, and in all continents. It is a distinct and separate breed from the German Pekin, which derives from the same Chinese stock but has different breeding, and so is often known as the American Pekin. Many of these ducks were reared on Long Island, New York, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from which the breed derived its name Long Island Duck. American Pekin,Anas platyrhynchos,Anas platyrhynchos domesticus,Fall,Geotagged,Mallard,United States of America,platyrhynchos Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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The Pekin or White Pekin is an American breed of domestic duck, raised primarily for meat. It derives from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century, and is now bred in many countries, and in all continents. It is a distinct and separate breed from the German Pekin, which derives from the same Chinese stock but has different breeding, and so is often known as the American Pekin. Many of these ducks were reared on Long Island, New York, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from which the breed derived its name Long Island Duck.

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  1. What a sweet snow goose moment captured Stephen! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Oh, how adorable!!!! <3 Posted 2 years ago
  3. I think this is a peking duck. I looked at the snow goose but they have a thinner beak more reddish. I used to raise peckings as a child so I am pretty sure (...sorry).
    Species aside..is lovely! :-)
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yes you are right. After looking closer there are several differentiating characteristics. Body as well and beak. Thanks for pointing that out. Posted 2 years ago
  4. Stephen, sorry, but I mapped the species to Anas platyrhynchos, the domestic duck. The peking duck is a separate breed, yet not a separate species or sub species. Hope you understand. Posted 2 years ago
  5. Hehe! I profit to add a bit of info on the breed as I love them very much (hence I avoid eating peking duck at chinese restaurants)
    https://www.beautyofbirds.com/pekinducks.html
    Another favorite for me are the cayugas, swedish blue and the indian runners
    For extra cuteness:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/287948969895234929/?lp=true
    Posted 2 years ago
  6. Very interesting! I didn't know the Amrican Pekin derived from the Green-headed duck! Nice, here I learned something new for me! Posted 10 months ago

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The mallard is a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa.

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Nov 19, 2018. Captured Nov 13, 2018 08:12 in 15402 E Wildcat Ct, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/6.3
  • 1/8000s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm