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Are you looking for the biggest Pekin duck available? The Jumbo Pekins are bred for size! Males can grow to 11+ pounds and females to 9.5+ pounds in just 12 weeks!
Pekins are raised commercially, and when they are, breeders consider both size and egg production. Usually, the males in a commercial production situation are big, while the females are a bit smaller but excellent egg producers.
In the breeding of Jumbo Pekins, however, both the parents are chosen for size, producing consistently large Pekin chicks. If you want a large duck for meat purposes, the Jumbo Pekin is an excellent choice.
While this strain of Pekin makes a fantastic farmyard or backyard duck, either for meat or as a pet, it is not a show breed. If you are want to show your ducks competitively, the Jumbo Pekin is not a good choice.
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