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Saxony Ducks

Saxony  Ducks

Saxony  Ducks
Breed History; . . .
Also known as Le carnard de Saxe in France/Belgium originally made from crossing Pekin; Rouen and  Blue Pomeranians first exhibited 1934. I nitially bred by Albert Franz of Chemnitz in the 1930s, but almost all of his original stock was lost during World War II. . Resuming his efforts, Franz's work resulted in the recognition of the Saxony by 1957. standards agreed by 1958
The Saxony duck is almost a designer duck with a muted colouration,weighing about 3-4kg (7-9lb). The drake's head, back, and wing markings are blue-gray. The breast feathers are a rich chestnut-burgundy, the underbody and flanks are cream, and the neck ring white. Legs and feet are orange or reddish-brown and the bill is yellow or orange, oftenwith pale green shading. The females are buff with creamy white facial stripes, neck ring, and underbody. The bill is orange, often with brown shading. The legs and feet are orange to reddish-orange.

Names in France  Le Canard de Saxe

"In eastern Germany, Albert Franz of Chemitz began developing a new multi-purpose duck in 1930. He used Rouen, German Pekin, and Blue Pomeranian ducks in his breeding program and introduced this new creation at the Saxony Show of 1934." (Holderread 2001, 85)
Most Saxony ducks did not survive World War II, so Franz renewed his breedingprogram 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. They were admitted into the American Poultry Association's American Standard of Perfection in the Fall of 2000
. (Holderread 2001, 85-6)

2015 DWC Show  pic by Rupert Stephenson

Hants + Berks 2015 female

Male in standard cage to show size