Key Characteristics

This is a great lightweight dual purpose breed known for its egg laying ability and colourful plumage. 


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.