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Makes sense to me. Those don't look like Rouens, and Rouens don't lay in the way you describe. I think you got what you ordered.

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post #12 of 16
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Hi everybody~~~

another question came, please help...

these 10 female ducks we ordered from metzer farm, we are waiting them grown up to see how often they lay eggs.we know golden 300 lays everyday.

but two days ago, we saw one of them was standing on another one, “making out”...

 

is it possible a female duck has this "habit"??? or it's a drake???

make me confused....

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Hi everybody~~~

another question came, please help...

these 10 female ducks we ordered from metzer farm, we are waiting them grown up to see how often they lay eggs.we know golden 300 lays everyday.

but two days ago, we saw one of them was standing on another one, “making out”...

 

is it possible a female duck has this "habit"??? or it's a drake???

make me confused....


Ducks will often mimic drake behavior in absence of a drake. Drakes will have a penis that's usually pretty easy to see when they're mating. If you don't see that, they're probably just mimicking mating behavior.

post #14 of 16
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these 10 ducks are getting fat.....really fat compare to our old golden 300.....

they have bigger breast, see there is "cleavage" line on the chest... they eat a little but they are fat.

i still can't believe they are golden 300,

 

and finally 3 of them start laying eggs recently... but the sizes confuse me

 

 

the left three are almost double sized than the right ones.  are these ducks same breed???

post #15 of 16
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these 10 ducks are getting fat.....really fat compare to our old golden 300.....
they have bigger breast, see there is "cleavage" line on the chest... they eat a little but they are fat.
i still can't believe they are golden 300,



and finally 3 of them start laying eggs recently... but the sizes confuse me




the left three are almost double sized than the right ones.  are these ducks same breed???

When a duck starts laying for the first time, her eggs are often a lot smaller than a duck who has been laying for a while. It can take some time for them to start laying full-sized eggs; it took mine about a month.

Here is the first egg my buff duck ever laid. It's no bigger than a large marble!



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post #16 of 16

The ducks are hybrid layers and the offspring will not be as standard as a true breed.  I believe you are seeing that.  Perhaps the parents were larger bodied than the previous batch and carried a different trait.  Mine are definitely on the medium body side though.

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