The Crested White ducks are probably of Pekin
and Aylesbury breeding, the tuft of feathers on the head, which occasionally
appears, having been recognized as a point of attraction, selected and bred
for. The breed has not been extensively bred. The best specimens usually run
about 1 lb lighter in weight than the best Pekin.
In type they follow the Pekin.
All Breeds of Poultry, Origin: History: Description, Mating and Characteristics,
by Frank L. Platt. Published by AMERICAN POULTRY JOURNAL, Chicago, Illinois.
Updated June 26, 1997