The Saxony duck
is heavy breed of German origin. The drake Saxony is colored similar to a Rouen
with a more muted coloration. The lush greens of the are replaced by duller grays and lighter blacks.
Along with making unique and exotic pets, Saxony ducklings
are raised for two key farming purposes - they are strong egg layers and also yield a high quality poultry meat.
While these birds are relatively large, their bodies are compact and streamlined. Characterized by broad shoulders and a prominent chest, Saxony ducks
are regarded as a highly distinct and even a designer breed. Various waterfowl and poultry shows will have highly competitive breeders seeking to display their Saxony's
desirable traits such as strong color definition and exemplary posture.