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Aylesbury duck

The Aylesbury duck is a recent addition to the duck family, bred mainly for its meat within the last 200 years. The breed was developed by the Weston family of Aylesbury and is now farmed all over the world as the quality of meat obtained from the breed is particularly high.

The Aylesbury duck is the heraldic emblem of the town of Aylesbury, leant itself to the best bitter of the Aylesbury Brewery Company and to two pub names in the town. Its plumage is almost invariably white, with a yellow bill and either black or yellow feet.