German pekin? Is it the same thing as a regular pekin?

arrowti

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It appears German Pekins differ from American Pekins. German ones were bred to be upward-standing, and they generally weigh less than American Pekins which were bred from white ducks that were transported to the Americas.

Additionally, German Pekins are show birds or meat birds, and don't lay very many eggs per year. American Pekins lay far more eggs per year (over double the average German variant).
 

Jpat

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Ide kill someone for a german pekin! They look so dignified yet so silly and dorky
 

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