Ancona Duck

Scientific Name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

The Ancona duck is an excellent layer, typically laying 210-280 eggs each year.

  • Size: Weight: 6 to 7 pounds; Wingspan: too short to fly
  • Diet: Excellent foragers; greens, slugs, insects and other arthropods
  • Habitat: Domestic animal, generally found on farms
  • Range in the Wild: Domestic duck, generally found on farms. Thought to be developed in England during the early 20th century, first displayed in the US in the 1980s.

Conservation Status

Listed as Critical by The Livestock Conservancy. There are fewer than 500 breeding birds in the United States and an estimated global population less than 1,000.

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