Pros: friendly, cute and great forager
Cons: short life span
Pekins are the epitomy of what you think of when you think duck. They are cute fuzzy yellow peeps when little and grow into a waddling, chattering, funny, beautifully white feathered ducks with bright orange bills/feet. Because they are mostly bred for food, they get enormous in a short time which makes it difficult for them to get around and apparently from what i just read, they have a much shorter life span becuase of it :( I have mine for the fun of it, but have recently discovered the wonderfully delicious duck egg! Who knew?! Pekins' eggs make even jumbo sized chicken eggs look miniscule.