A rare beautiful medium class dual purpose duck that adds something different to your backyard flock. These ducks are descendants of the Indian runner duck. They are lively but do not fly, staying close to home. They are calm if handled when young. Hens lay 210-280 eggs per year. Live mature weight is 6-6.5 lbs and is stockier than its close relative the magpie. Ancona ducks can go broody. Ancona's favourite meals are slugs and greens. Ancona ducks grow quickly producing high quality meat that is less fatty then Pekin and more flavourful. They dress out at around 4lbs. Excellent foraging ducks that are capable of enduring hard conditions. We carry black, silver and chocolate in our stock.