Are Hybrid Pekins Good Layers?

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

  1. zbraswell92

    zbraswell92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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