Pekin Duck is used primarily for egg and meat production. It was bred
from the Mallard in China. Over time, the ducks slowly increased in
size and grew white feathers. In 1873 nine ducks were exported from
China to Long Island, New York in the United States and the animals and
their meat are sometimes referred to as "Long Island duckling" . Around
95% of duck meat consumed in the United States is Pekin duck.