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  • 1. DUCK BREEDS
  • 2. Classification of DUCKS • They mainly classified as 2 types. 1).EGG type. 2).MEAT type.
  • 3. MEAT TYPE BREEDS 1).MUSCOVY 2).Aylesbury 3).Pekins 4).Rouen
  • 4. EGG TYPE BREEDS 1).Khaki Campbell 2).Indian Runner
  • 5. MUSCOVY DUCKS
  • 6. MUSCOVY DUCKS The Muscovy originated in Brazil and was domesticated in Europe around 1560. PECULIAR FEATURES: It goes broody and will sit on and hatch eggs of other breeds as well as its own. It flies, and perches on roosts and trees. If already mated with members of its own breed, it will not mate with members of other breeds. Where cross- matings are successful, the crossbred progeny are infertile and are known as ‘mules’.
  • 7. The drake, unlike in other breeds, has no curl feathers in his tail. Both male and female Muscovies ‘hiss’ rather than ‘quack’. Muscovies are poor egg producers, and lay their eggs in clutches; that is, they may lay 20 or so eggs and go broody or pause before producing again. Its eggs take 35 days to hatch, whereas eggs of other breeds take only 28 days. Its meat has a lower fat content than that of other ducks.
  • 8. Physical features: •Head — head :small face: feather-free , red caruncles. •Body — Slightly arched. tends to be rectangular. walk slowly, horizontal carriage. laying ducks, the abdomen tends to sag. •Legs — Shanks and feet are orange. The shanks short and thick. •Colour — several varieties - white, black, black with white wings, most suitable meat breed: white. The white Muscovy produces a white flesh, preferred by the trade.
  • 9. PEKINS
  • 10. pekins • Physical features: • Head — Large, broad and round. eyes : shaded by heavy eyebrows and are dark lead blue. neck :long and thick. • Body — Broad and of medium length. tail: well spread and carried high. in drake two or three curled feathers on top. chest: prominent.
  • 11. Legs — strong, for carriage of the body. legs and feet : bright orange. Colour — plumage: deep cream/ buff canary colour.  popularly meat market breed. Drakes weigh 4.5kg duck 3.5kg at maturity.  Origin – China. Came to America in 1873
  • 12. Aylesbury
  • 13. Aylesbury • Physical features: • Head — Large, straight and long. bill: 15–20 cm long. • Body — breast: prominent body: long, broad and deep. tail: slightly curved. keel bone: parallel with the ground, carriage horizontal. breed moves : waddling gait.
  • 14. Legs — short, strong and bright orange. Colour — The pure white plumage should be bright and glossy. It is a popular in England. Excellent meat breed. They reach market weight in 18 weeks. Drakes 4.5kg ducks 3.5kg
  • 15. Rouen
  • 16. Rouen • Physical features: • Head — head :massive. bill :long, wide, flat and bright green-yellow, neck : slightly curved. • Body —body: square, long and broad, deep breast. Carriage: horizontal, keel parallel to ground. • Legs — The brick-red legs are of medium length.
  • 17. Colour — drake’s head and upper neck: rich iridescent green with a white ring that divides the neck and breast colours. breast: rich claret. back and tail: rich greenish black.  duck’s head and neck: rich brown; rest of plumage : similar colour. Developed in France. Lean meat bird. Larger in size.  
  • 18. EGG TYPE BREEDS 1).Khaki Campbell . 2).Indian Runner.
  • 19. Khaki Campbell
  • 20. Khaki Campbell • It was developed in England crossing Rouen and white Indian Runner. Physical features: • Head — head carried high . The neck is slender. • Body — The body is deep, compact, and fairly wide. Th • Legs — drake are dark orange, and of the duck are khaki
  • 21. Colour — The head and neck of the drake are greenish The rest of its body is khaki brown. The bill is dark green.  It was developed in England crossing Rouen and white Indian Runner. Excellent egg breeder. it lay over above 300 eggs.
  • 22. Indian Runner
  • 23. Indian runner • Physical features • Head — racy appearance, wedge-shaped bill, the skull :flat on top, • Body — Slim, long, rounded and cylindrical. body angle: 50° to 90°. • Legs — longer and stronger and the legs must be set well back on the body to allow for the upright carriage.
  • 24. Colour: Fawn variety: There is little variation in the colour throughout the whole body. Legs and feet are yellowish brown. The pigmentation is slightly brighter in the drakes. White variety: The plumage is pure white and free from any markings; the bill, legs and feet are orange. Drakes 1.9-2.5kg, ducks 1.5-2.2kg. Best egg producing duck breed. Lay over 300eggs in a year.
  • 25. Rouen
  • 26. ROUEN • Physical features: • Head — head :massive. bill :long, wide, flat and bright green-yellow, neck : slightly curved. • Body —body: square, long and broad, deep breast. Carriage: horizontal, keel parallel to ground. • Legs —The brick-red legs are of medium length.
  • 27. Colour — drake’s head and upper neck: rich iridescent green with a white ring that divides the neck and breast colours. breast: rich claret. back and tail: rich greenish black.  duck’s head and neck: rich brown; rest of plumage : similar colour. Developed in France. Lean meat bird. Larger in size.  
  • 28. Thank you.