Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ancona duck : The English Duck that is good for backyard

Ancona is a great duck which weighs 7 lbs and 6 lbs. This duck were originated in English in 18th century. This duck is a rare duck breed.

The duck is almost similar to Indian runner duck. It has S shape middle neck. The bill is medium in size and is yellow in color. The feet are yellow or yellow speckle in color.  The dominant color of the duck is white. Most duck has dark spot or spangles. They have color combination blue-white, brown-white, and, black-white.

This duck is a dual purpose duck that produce either meat or eggs. The hen lays 210 to 280 eggs in a year. This duck is productive like Indian runner duck. Some Ancona duck lays blue eggs like Indian runner but some Ancona also lays tinted eggs.

Ancona is good for your backyard due this duck like to eat grass and weed
Photo by : Soapdishwater
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