In eastern Germany, Albert Franz of Chemitz began developing a new multipurpose duck in 1930. He used European Rouen, German Pekin, and Blue Pomeranian ducks in his breeding program and introduced this new creation at the Saxony Show of 1934." (Holderread, 2001) Most Saxony ducks did not survive World War II, so Franz renewed his breeding program after the war. During 1957 Germany recognized this duck as a distinct breed. Saxony ducks made their way to the United States when the Holderread Waterfowl Farm imported them in 1984.
First being recognized by the American Poultry Association in 2000.
Currently the varieties standardized are as follows: Only One
Weight: Drake: 9 lbs. Duck: 8 lbs.
Young Drake: 8 lbs. Young Duck: 7 lbs.
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: Large
Egg Production: Fair (190 - 240)
APA - Recognized: Yes
Show Class: Heavy
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