Pekins, bred from the mallard in China, are used primarily for meat production as well as eggs. Their ancestors lived in the canals linking waterways in Nanjing and had small black bodies. When the Chinese capital became Beijing, the supply of barge traffic increased. These barges would spill grain from which the ducks would feed. They began to increase in size and grew white feathers. By the time of the Five Dynasties, Chinese farmers had domesticated this new breed of duck. Mature Pekins will weigh 8-11 pounds.
Pekin ducks are sold as day old ducklings or juvenile/mature ducks.
Ducklings are sold straight run (unsexed). The minimum order for ducklings being shipped is 4, this number can be made by combining any breeds of ducklings or goslings.
Hatch dates are on Tuesdays. Ducklings ordered for pickup can be picked up between the Wednesday to Saturday following the hatch. We are not able to allow pickups on the actual hatch date. You will be emailed prior to the hatch to schedule a pickup appointment. An appointment must be made to ensure we will be available to help you.
Pre-orders for hatch dates will begin on the Wednesday 3 weeks prior to the hatch. Please sign up to our email list (sign up form is at the bottom of the page) if you want to receive emails with updates on availability.
THE FIRST HATCH DATE FOR 2022 WILL BE APRIL 5TH. SUBSEQUENT HATCHES WILL BE EVERY TUESDAY.
Juvenile and mature poultry are posted for sale once they are ready to go, whether by pickup or to be shipped. After an order is received we will contact you within 1-2 business days to make arrangements for pickup or a ship date.
Juvenile and mature poultry are available on a first ordered basis. Please sign up to our email list (sign up form is at the bottom of the page) if you want to receive emails with updates on availability.