Domestic Duck Breeds

The Duck Breed Selector: UK Standardised Breeds

Crested-head-cut-outFrom heavy breeds like the Aylesbury or Rouen to the 'bowling pin' Indian Runner or the tiny but noisy little Call duck, there's usually a breed of duck that will tickle your fancy!

Duck breeds are grouped into Heavy, Medium and Light weight classes in the standards. Commercially, ducks are usually bred for their meat, foie gras and eggs and this is why we have many of the breeds we have today. For the specialist breeders and keepers of pure breeds of ducks, they are charming pets, and produce reasonable numbers of eggs. Remember not all white ducks are Aylesburys, just as not every white goose is an Embden! Commercially, there are many crosses that have been created along the way and there are many white ducks that seem to pick up the Aylesbury name.

We have taken many pictures of ducks at poultry and waterfowl shows but if you have a photograph of a good example of a domestic breed in a natural setting, we would certainly be interested in hearing from you.

Picture Above Right: A Crested duck, one of the more unusual breeds of duck.

Please note: These are Domestic Ducks. There are many different species of wild duck that you may see on lakes and ponds that are not covered by this website.

Choose a breed from the link under the picture to go to the breed page.

 

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Abacot Ranger

(Male)

Light Duck

 

 

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Aylesbury

(Male)

Heavy Duck

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Bali

(Male)

Light Duck

 

 

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Black East Indian

(Female)

Bantam Duck

 
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Blue Swedish

(Female)

Heavy Duck

 

 

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Call

(Female)

Bantam Duck

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Campbell

Khaki (Male)

Light Duck

 

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Cayuga

(Male)

Heavy Duck

 

 

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Crested

 

Light Duck

 

 

 

 

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Crested Miniature

(Female)

Bantam Duck

 

 

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Hook Bill

Dusky Bibbed (Male)

Light Duck

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Indian Runner

White (Male)

Runner Duck

 

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Magpie

Black and White (Female)

Light Duck

 

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Muscovy

Black Magpie (Female)

Heavy Duck

 

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Orpington

Buff (Male)

Light Duck

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Pekin

(Female)

Heavy Duck

 

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Rouen

(Male)

Heavy Duck

 

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Rouen Clair

(Female)

Heavy Duck

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Saxony

(Male)

Heavy Duck

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Silver Appleyard

(Female)

Heavy Duck

 

 

 

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Silver Appleyard Miniature

(Male)

Bantam Duck

 

 

 

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Silver Bantam

(Male)

Bantam Duck

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Welsh Harlequin

(Female)

Light Duck

 

 

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Duck Breeds Pictures Thanks... We have to give an extra special thank you to Rupert Stephenson, poultry photographer who has supplied us with so many first class duck breeds pictures for this area of the site and the British Waterfowl Association members for their support in allowing us to photograph their ducks.

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