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Welsh Harlequin Hatching Eggs AWA and NPIP certified

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We are a small breeder of Welsh Harlequin ducks.  Our ducks eat locally grown organic non-soy feed and free range on a 1 acre pasture daily.  We are proud to be Animal Welfare Approved and National Poultry Improvement Plan certified.

 

Please see pictures of our flock http://willowcreekducks.weebly.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/willowcreekducks

 

Our drakes won first and second place drakes at the Union County 4H Poultry show this past fall.  Also, the ducks did very well with a few first and second places won.

 

Eggs are $24 per dozen and are collected within 2 days of shipping.  

Shipping is $15 for 1-2 dozen eggs.

We guarantee that 80% of our eggs will be fertile and ask that you candle at 10-14 days.  (Last years fertility rate was 99%)

 

The Welsh Harlequin duck was developed by Leslie Bonnett in Wales from two off-colored Khaki Campbell ducklings back in 1949. There are two variations of Welsh Harlequins: Silver and Gold.  

Silver phase Welsh Harlequins were accepted into the American Poultry Association in 2001 as a Light Duck. Welsh Harlequins are great for egg production and have strong mothering instincts. They are curious ducks with a calm demeanor.  They excel and foraging and do not leave any leaf unturned while looking for snacks.

Welsh Harlequins have white under feathers so as a meat bird they produce nice white carcasses  They can be sexed after hatching with 90% accuracy by their bill color. Darker bills mean a male and lighter bills ending in a dark spot are normally females.  However this distinction fades within the first few days of life.  

​Our drakes and most of our females are Silver.  All ducklings hatched from our eggs should be Silver phase but could carry the Gold gene.
Weight: 5-5.5 pounds
Eggs: 240-330 per year

Edited by Sfraker - 2/16/17 at 8:21am
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Will you have ducklings available? 

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Yes I will have some ducklings available.  I am near Charlotte NC, per my AWA certification I am not allowed to ship ducklings.

 

I just started eggs in my incubator this week however this batch is mostly spoken for.  I will collect and incubate again as soon as this batch is done.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Sara Fraker

Willow Creek Ducks, LLC

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Yes I will have some ducklings available.  I am near Charlotte NC, per my AWA certification I am not allowed to ship ducklings.

 

I just started eggs in my incubator this week however this batch is mostly spoken for.  I will collect and incubate again as soon as this batch is done.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Sara Fraker

Willow Creek Ducks, LLC

It's ok, I don't believe I will be able to get any this year, but thanks for your time.

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Where are your birds from?
Vicki
4 kids, 4 house dogs, 6 cats, 2 mini goats, 14 rabbits, 8 Welsummers, 12 Seramas,  6 Welsh Harlequins, 2 horses, a tortoise and a pair of Maremma's guarding them all!
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Vicki
4 kids, 4 house dogs, 6 cats, 2 mini goats, 14 rabbits, 8 Welsummers, 12 Seramas,  6 Welsh Harlequins, 2 horses, a tortoise and a pair of Maremma's guarding them all!
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My flock mostly originated from Metzers. 

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