Different Breeds of Duck

Call Duck Breed

The Call duck breed is often kept for ornamental duck purposes. The Call duck breed has two distinct varieties: The Gray Call duck and the White Call duck. Both of these are known to be smaller than the average duck breed, and shorter.

Cayuga Duck Breed

The Cayuga duck breed has very interesting plumage, bordering on green but closer to black. The Cayuga duck breed is actually an American duck breed and is the result of a marrying between the Black East India wild duck and the domestic Rouen duck breed. The Cayuga duck breed is larger than the Call ducks, with male Cayuga ducks weighing 8 pounds and the females 7 pounds.

Crested Duck Breed

Crested ducks, like the Cayuga duck breed, are a combination of two other duck breeds—the Pekin duck breed and the Aylesbury duck breed. Ornamental in purpose, these ducks have feather tufts on their heads (hence the “Crested” moniker).

Khaki Campbell Duck Breed

This English duck breed was first recognized as a duck breed over 60 years ago in 1941. Khaki Campbells are an ideal duck breed for those raising ducks for eggs. The Khaki Campbell duck breed makes such good duck egg layers that it often outranks chickens at rate of lay: 300 duck eggs annually! While the Khaki Campbell duck breed makes a good duck layer, it makes a terrible meat bird due to its light, lean weight. Khaki Campbell ducks also make nice ornamental additions to your backyard duck collection.

Muscovy Duck Breed

Some people think the Muscovy Duck breed is rather ugly, with its grey-white feathers and a pink/red crest covering their head. Regardless, this Brazilian duck breed comes in a startling array of duck color varieties, including purple and blue! Interestingly enough, the Muscovy duck breed doesn’t usually swim. The Muscovy duck breed can also reach a heavy weight compared to other duck breeds—male Muscovy ducks can get as heavy as 15 pounds, while female Muscovy ducks can grow to 10 pounds.