The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domesticated duck bred mainly for its meat and appearance. It is a large duck recognised by its pure white plumage and orange legs and feet. It is unknown where the breed originated, however, due to the demand for white feathered quills in the 18th century, there was a rise in the popularity of breeding white ducks in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Over the next century selective breeding for size, shape and colour led to the Aylesbury duck. Ducks can live between 2 and 12 years depending on the breed.