Welsh Harlequin Ducks

A pair of Harlequins
Photo courtesy of Paula Wadlington

This duck originated from a color sport in the Khaki Campbell breed. It is a light breed layer of white or greenish eggs that was developed in 1949, not surprisingly in Wales. They are known to produce 275-350 eggs per year and are calmer birds than the Campbells.

Drakes weigh around 5-5 1/2 pounds (2.26-2.49 kg) and ducks 4 1/2-5 lbs (2.04-2.26 kg).

Here's an SPPA article on Welsh Harlequins.


Breed clubs:

Welsh Harlequin Duck Society


Welsh Harlequin Links:

The Domestic Waterfowl Club on Welsh Harlequins

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy on Welsh Harlequin Ducks

Welsh Harlequins at of all places -- Muscovy Duck Central


"Jeannine," my Welsh Harlequin duck

Two Harlequin drakes

A very nice Welsh Harlequin duck
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Another Welsh Harlequin drake
Photo courtesy of Amber Rehbein

A young WH duck
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A Welsh Harlequin drake from the UK
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Welsh Harlequin female from Sweden
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Let sleeping drakes lie . . .
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker


Welsh Harlequin ducklings
Photo courtesy of Paula Wadlington


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