Has anyone hatched ducklings out of these? If so what were the offspring like? Were they good layers? I'm considering getting some but I'd really like something from which I could raise decent ducklings. I have some Anconas but for some reason they have quit laying ....
Golden 300 Hybrid and White Layers
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I believe that I read on Metzers page that the second generation will also be good layers, though not necessarily as reliable. The colours will be different though. With the golden 300 the blackish ones are always male and the brownish ones are always female. This will NOT be the case in the second generation. I have no experience with the white layers.
I have 3 golden 300 that are 20 weeks old. 1 M 2 F. They have not started laying yet ;-( but I do plan to incubate eggs next spring to see what happens. Let me know if you find out before me ;-)
I just acquired two White Layers hens (Sweet Emily).
They are at about 5.5 months at the moment and I'm starting to see eggs. I called Metzer Farms (who created the White Layer hybrid) and was told that once this breed starts laying it typically takes about 9 weeks for them to get into full egg production mode.
Edited by smithmal - 1/7/16 at 7:42am