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Does a Khaki Runner Cross Make a Good Layer?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Little Byrd, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Little Byrd

    Little Byrd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have khakis and runners and am curious if they crossbreed would their babies be good layers like their parents? And what other breeds crossed with Khaki would make good layers because I'm thinking of getting more ducks.
     
  2. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they should be great layers.
    Metzer farms has special layer hybrids too
     
  3. Little Byrd

    Little Byrd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but hybrids dont breed true. Their babies will come out mutts. I wanted ducks that could produce generations of good layers.
     
  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two KC crossed with chocolate runners. Although they're super pretty, they look like dark chocolate khaki campbells, they're terrible layers! But that could just be mine!
     
  5. Little Byrd

    Little Byrd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My runners are also chocolate. How often do they lay?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  6. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purebred runners, no clue... I don't have any!! My KC/ runner combos, 3 maybe 4 eggs per 7 days. My pure KCs, every single day.
     
  7. Little Byrd

    Little Byrd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I meant how do your runner mixes lay. Three-four a week isn't that bad- still better than some breeds, but not quite enough for me.
     
  8. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go with pure khakis then. My KCs lay every day. They went to 3-4 a week during November and December, but they're right back at it now.
     
  9. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Metzer farms has white layers
     

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