The Ancona breed was developed in the early twentieth century in Great Britain, but were not readily available in the United States until 1984. However, the Ancona duck was present in the USA in 1911 and was exhibited at major poultry shows for many years after this date. The original Ancona duck occurred only in a black & white variety and laid a pure white egg. Ancona ducks are really beautiful birds. Their mottled plumage can be of any combination of a single colour and white, or it may be tri-colored. An adult's beak is usually yellow with greenish markings, and the feet, like the feathering, are splotchy. Anconas are generally moderately calm and friendly, and make relatively good mothers. They are very good foragers. Details: Purpose: Dual Egg laying: 210-280 eggs annually Egg colour: White, tinted, blue, green, spotted Weight: 6-6.5lb Pic by @TheBoonducks Pic by @mamato3 Pic by @TheBoonducks Pic by @toadbriar BYC Breed review: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/ancona-350 Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/422411/ancona-ducks/0_30 Do you own Anconas? Are you an Ancona breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!