Whole Duck One 3-4lb bird Buff Orpington Innards not included
Humanely raised on pasture
100% antibiotic free
Raised by Frank Reese on Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch
All vegetarian fed
These ducks are raised outdoors on ponds and pasture with no hormones or antibiotics. Pond-raised ducks are strong, healthy birds with exceptional fat development. Frank Reese holds the title of "Master Poultry Breeder" by the American Poultry Association.
The Buff Orpington was introduced to the United States in 1908 at the Madison Square Garden Poultry Show in New York City. The breed was developed by a famous poultry breeder from Orpington, Kent, and in 1914, this breed was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection under the name “Buff" for the popular color of the duck's plumage.
Since then, the Buff were crossed with other breeds like the Pekin, which fared better in industrial settings. If it were not for a few dedicated farmers who kept it pure, it is likely this breed would have disappeared for good. The Buff Duck is listed on the Most Endangered List with fewer than 1,000 breeding birds in the U.S.
By raising these exquisite tasting birds, fourth-generation poultry farmer Frank Reese is staying true to the motto “eat them to save them.” Americans consume less than 1/3lb of duck per year but we hope to restore the bird’s presence on the farm and at your dinner table. See our blog for 3 delicious and simple recipes!