Saxony Ducks

A Rare Breed of German Origin

Saxony duck
Saxony duck


The Saxony breed was first developed as a fast-maturing dual purpose duck in eastern Germany by Albert Franz in the 1930s. After the second World War very few had survived so he renewed his breeding programme and by 1957 they were recognized as a distinct breed.

They were imported into Great Britain in the 1980s and brought into New Zealand more recently. They are very rare in this country.

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

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