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Breeds

Khaki campbell for egg production and White pekin for meat are the other popular breeds. Chara and Chemballi are the two duck breeds common in Kerala.

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Khaki Campbell

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White Pekin

(Source: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds )

Origin of breeds

Khaki campbell Egg type parent stocks imported from U.K. These are proligic layers which can give upto 300 eggs per laying cycle. These birds are very much suitable for rural development programmes for sustainable economical development in rural areas. 

Among the egg laying breeds, Khaki Campbell is the best producer. Individual egg production of almost an egg a day in this breed for well over twelve months has been recorded and flock averages in excess of 300 eggs per duck per year are not uncommon. Khaki Campbell ducks weigh about 2 to 2.2 Kgs, and drakes 2.2 to 2.4 Kgs. Egg size varies from 65 to 75 gms.

White pekin   Meat type imported from Vietnam, suitably adopted for Indian conditions. Pekins are known worldwide for their fast growth rate and good meat convertibility. White Pekin is the most popular duck in the world known for table purpose. It is fast growing and has low feed consumption with fine quality of meat. It attains about 2.2 to 2.5 Kgs of body weight in 42 days of age, with a feed conversion ratio of 1:2.3 to 2.7 Kgs.

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