They have blue feathers, with an orange beak and shanks. The ducks are happy to forage for food.
Males weigh up to 6.6 pounds (3 kg); females will weigh from 5 to 6 pounds (2.3 to 2.7 kg.)
The females will lay up to 100 to 160 white-shelled eggs a year.
Males are table-ready for meat at 8 to 10 weeks.
The Pommern Duck breed was developed from Swedish Blue Ducks (“Svensk blå anka”) starting in 1835. Pomerania at the time was part of the Kingdom of Sweden.
Some say that Pommern Ducks really are still the same as the Swedish Blue . Others say the Swedish Blue has a bit more white on it.
The breed standard was established in 1907.
“Pommern” means Pomeranian.
Scherf, Beate D., Editor. World Watch List for Domestic Animal Diversity. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Second Edition. 1995. Page 271.