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post #1 of 9
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Is it just me or do Pekins grow incredibly fast!?!  They are 6 weeks as of Monday and are still getting feathers.

 

Pekin Duckling Growth from May 3rd-May 30th

 

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Edited by lynnechrista - 5/30/12 at 7:15pm

~7 Pekins, 1 Muscovy, 1 Mallard Call, 6 Rhode Island Red, 4 Golden Sex Link, 3 Black Sex Link, 3 Barred Rock~

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~7 Pekins, 1 Muscovy, 1 Mallard Call, 6 Rhode Island Red, 4 Golden Sex Link, 3 Black Sex Link, 3 Barred Rock~

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post #2 of 9

Yep. They grow slowly until they're about 2 weeks or so and then BOOM. Overnight they've doubled in size!

1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

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The wish list is much longer.

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1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

Incubator: 0

 

The wish list is much longer.

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post #3 of 9

My Pekins weighed 8 pounds when they were 8 weeks old.

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Exhibition quality Blue Swedish Ducks and Gray Saddleback Pomeranian Geese,   Hatching eggs available in late winter and spring. NPIP

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post #4 of 9

Mine is getting there. I'll be culling the boy duck that snuck into the batch next weekend (he's related to the other girls and I don't want inbreeding).

1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

Incubator: 0

 

The wish list is much longer.

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1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

Incubator: 0

 

The wish list is much longer.

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post #5 of 9
Oh they are adorable! I want another pekin I just love the breed. I already have one, but would love another one. One is to expensive to get shipped and they have stopped selling ducks locally for this year. It's also very rare for our local feed store to get them in, they usually get mallards.
post #6 of 9

If you lived closer I would gladly sell you one. But, alas, we're too far away. :(

1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

Incubator: 0

 

The wish list is much longer.

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1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

Incubator: 0

 

The wish list is much longer.

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post #7 of 9

pekins are table ducks breed to be hatched and on the table in 10wks     Scary how fast they grow

post #8 of 9

We have 3 Pekins and I love their chatty bossy ways. They got huge fast. They were the first to get big, the first to quack, the first to establish higher pecking order, first to get feathers, usally first into the pools, often first to the food...LOL 

Ducks: various layers and breeding Silver Appleyards. | Chickens: Buff Orps, BBLR Wyandottes, Sizzles, Super Blues, Barnevelders, Cream Legbar roo, Naked Necks, lots of our own EEs. | Geese: 2 hatchery Brown African and 3 Buff African | 
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Ducks: various layers and breeding Silver Appleyards. | Chickens: Buff Orps, BBLR Wyandottes, Sizzles, Super Blues, Barnevelders, Cream Legbar roo, Naked Necks, lots of our own EEs. | Geese: 2 hatchery Brown African and 3 Buff African | 
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post #9 of 9

I have 6 Pekins and love them all!!

It's amazing how quickly they grow!

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