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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animalbaby4everandalwyz, Aug 16, 2010.
I know i have two peking and the brown one is a male...im wondering what they are...can someone help
No clue; but the Holderred Waterfowl Farm and Preservation Center has lots of pictures that might help. They have just about every breed of waterfowl that is in the US.
You have a Khaki Campbell drake (the brown one) and a couple of Gold Welsh Harlequin hens (white with lighter brown markings and shaded heads) in addition to the Pekin(s) (solid white).
Quote:YAY! thanks so much i thought they were cross breeds or something!!!
Does anyone know about how long untill they lay eggs, and do they set good ?
Welsh Harlequins are excellent layers and start popping out eggs around 6 months old. Mine usually take December and January off, but lay almost an egg a day other than that. WH are also good broodies...usually best when they are about 2 or older. One of my WH hatched a clutch this spring but it was her first time and she was barely a year old. She didn't really get the hang of rotating the eggs so it was a weird, staggered hatch and we only got 4 ducklings out of it. I am going to let her try again next spring and see if she does better.
Quote:I have never had a duck to lay an egg or anything or set so i really dont know what they do...i have them a "nest box" but ive read that they dont need it and may not even use it... so if anyone has any info on anything that would be great
I have a few plastic dog houses in the run. Usually they lay in those. Sometimes I find random eggs laying on the ground I had a duck lay he eggs and go broody inside a garbage can turned on its side.