Gourmet Industry

Barbarie White Duck Down


Different from other countries, the development of duck and goose breeding industry in France is driven by the local fanaticism towards goose liver and duck liver. In the 1970s, the unit price for a duck liver values 80% of the total duck price, sometimes even more. The famous Barbarie duck was introduced from South America in the 16th century. It has a large body size, thin skin, and preferably suitable for meat purpose. The taste of delicious Barbarie meat is even comparable to quality beef. Nowadays 95% of the Barbarie ducks are produced from France; therefore, it can be considered as a French exclusive duck breed. It has been lived in the wild for a long time before human domesticate them. It can live in frigid weather (-12℃) becasue Barbarie duck has large and mature down clusters.