Are Hybrid Pekins Good Layers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by zbraswell92, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. zbraswell92

    zbraswell92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2011
    Roswell, Ga
    I ordered 5 Hybrid Pekins, 5 Runners, 5 Khaki Cambells, and 5 Buff Orpgtns from Metzer Farms. Im curious if the Hybrid Pekins make good layers? Is this type of Pekin more for meat purposes?
    I have a 3 year old standard Pekin drake, Guy. He will be the ruler of the flock. ;)
  2. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't have Metzers Pekins but I get nearly an egg a day from my girls. Biggest egg of all my breeds. (my buffs, runners, golden 300s and harlequins came from Metzers).
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Well, I don't have them either. They aren't technically a hybrid (people hear hybrid and think mixed breed) they are just a crossing of different Grimaud lines. According to Metzer's website one of the lines are good layers the other fast growers. So, I'd expect them to lay well.

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