Watchlist Ducks watchlist Welsh Harlequin Key Characteristics This is a great lightweight dual purpose breed known for its egg laying ability and colourful plumage. History The breed originates from 1949 where two mutant light colored ducklings hatched from pure Khaki Campbells by Leslie Bonnet, a duck breeder living near Criccieth in Wales. Appearance The Welsh Harlequin is a lightweight breed with a streamlined body and rounded chests. The drake's head is greenish-black compared to the duck has a creamy white head with brown stippling. Uses They are outstanding layers which often lay 240-330 eggs per year. They produce lean white meat due to their time spent foraging. Breed Societies For more information visit the British Waterfowl Association.