Duck is available fresh or frozen. On average it weighs 1.8 - 2.7 kg (4 - 6 lb), with prepared breasts also available. Ducklings or young ducks are best roasted. Ducklings weigh 1.6 - 1.8 kg (3½ - 4 lb).
The most famous game duck is the Mallard, from which all the domestic types above are descended. There are other types of wild duck: Pochard, Scaup, Shoveler, Teal and Widgeon. Duck is not usually meaty, but what limited flesh there is is very tasty. Wild duck is best roasted.
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