Ancona Ducks are considered domesticated, heritage, ducks. Ancona Ducks make for a great utility breed since they can provide both delicious meat and eggs. They are excellent layers of large to extra large white, cream or blue tinted eggs. When hatched, ducklings are cream or yellow with spots of dark gray coloring , yellow beak and feet with sports of dark gray. Mature birds all look different with different patterns of spots on a mostly white colored bird. Ancona ducks are considered medium-class ducks, due to their short and stocky stature. Adult males average around 8 lbs, while lighter females average 7 lbs. Ancona Ducks are sensible, smart, and savvy ducks, which make them careful and less vulnerable than many other breeds of duck. They normally do not fly. They are friendly, cold hardy, active foragers and make great ducks for the farm or show.
Weight: Female- 7 lbs. Male- 8 lbs.
- Weights – Hen: 7 lbs Drake: 8 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Eggs; Exhibition
- Egg Color – White, Cream or Blue
- Egg Production – Excellent 150-190 eggs/yr
- Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 100%
- Broody: Setters
- Country of Origin – England
- APA: No
- TLC: Critical Status, Considered a sustainable heritage duck breed.
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