The Saxony breed was initially bred by Albert Franz of Chemnitz, Germany in the 1930s. He crossed Rouen, German Pekin and Blue Pomeranian ducks to create the Saxony. Almost all of his original stock was lost during World War 2, but resuming his efforts post war, Franz continued his efforts, but it wasn’t until 1952 that he started to find some of the original breeds that were used to create the Saxony and re-build the breed using the same principles as before. By 1955, the Lipzen show recorded 19 Saxony ducks from 4 different breeders and it was at this point that the breed took off and was finally standardised in 1957. Saxony ducks were thought to be imported into Britain during the 1970’s. In 1984, David Holderread, imported some Saxony ducks to the US, where it became popular, though numbers and breeders are still considered low. It was admitted the APA's Standard of Perfection in 2000. Details: Origin: Germany Purpose: Dual Weight: 7-8 lb Egg Laying: 200+ eggs annually Pic by @SusanM Pic by @Keystone Waterfowl Pic by @mandelyn Pic by @runamuck BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/saxony-bantam BYC Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/675234/anybody-else-have-saxonys/0_30 Do you own Saxony ducks? Are you a Saxony 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!