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Saxony Ducks for the table What to expect ?

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I have brought in Saxony ducks for the coming breeding season and with 4 ducks laying I expect to breed alot of drakes.I have been doing a lot of research in regards using the surplus drakes for the table.Due to space and other breeds I ideally would be looking at killing and butchering them at the 8 week old mark.(Also advised if I dont do them at this age I am best to wait till they are 14 weeks old due to feathering) My question is what weigh approximately should I be getting of the drakes at 8 weeks old.Many Thanks for any and all input  

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8 weeks isn't very big  for a Saxony, they grow slower than say  Pekin .... I  would say 2 -2 .5 lbs....

Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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