Uses: Exhibition and Utility: meat.
Eggs: 100 to 160 Eggs.
Weight: Drake: 3.6 Kg, Duck: 3.2 Kg.
Useful to Know: The Saxony can make a very meaty table bird. The pigeon blue head and wing tips of the drake makes this an attractive looking duck.
Photo: A Saxony Drake. Photo Courtesy of Rupert Stephenson.
The Saxony duck was developed in Germany during the 1930's by using German Pekin, Rouen and Blue Pomeranian ducks. The breed was almost lost during World War II and the breeder, a Mr. Albert Franz had to re-introduce some of the original breeds that were used to create the Saxony in to the few remaining ducks that he found around about 1952.
The Saxony made it into the East German Standards in 1957, West German Standard in 1958, the British Waterfowl Standards in 1982 and the American Standard of Perfection in 2000. Saxony Ducks are called Le Canard de Saxe in France and Sachsen Enten in Germany.
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