Welsh Harlequin Ducks

A Rare Breed of British Origin

Welsh Harlequin duck
Welsh Harlequin duck


The Welsh Harlequin is a light breed of duck that was developed by Leslie Bonnet of Wales from a colour mutation amongst his flock of Khaki Campbells in the late nineteen forties. They produce a lean carcass and are active foragers, and are said to have a calm nature.

They are best known vivid plumage and egg laying ability – they are prone to broodiness and will hatch their eggs without human interference.

Thanks to Marina Steinke for supplying the above illustration and helping with the text.

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