The duck can live 9 to 12 years and will weigh 8 to 9 pounds (3 1/2 to 4 kg.) Breeds in North America are larger than in the UK.
A female can lay 200 eggs a year, but aren’t particularly good mothers when it comes to sitting on the eggs all the time.
Pekin Duck are popular for their meat; they are also one of the best natured ducks to make a pet out of.
They are also perhaps the duck which defecates the most.
For the dish of similar name, see Peking Duck.
Pekin Ducks were introduced into North America and China in the 1800s. They are descended from Mallard Ducks.
Pekin Duck, the breed, is not the same or spelled the same as the dish called “Peking Duck.”