Does anyone ever sell an egg assortment of different breeds?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Denninmi, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is for future reference, since I really don't think I should hatch any more eggs this year. I am reaching my limit on my ability to house and care for new birds at this time, and it is getting later in the year -- even if I got eggs now, it would be August when they hatched and October by the time they were decently grown.

    But, my question is - are there any breeders out there who have offered an assortment of eggs of different breeds -- say, 2 black cayugas, 2 blue swedish, 2 khaki campbells, 2 indian runners, 2 calls, that sort of thing?

    I've seen some ebay listings for mixed or assorted duck eggs, but when I read the "fine print" it's for essentially "mutt" eggs -- they have different breeds and let them all mix together. I have nothing againt mutts, just not what I'm looking for.

    I would like to get different breeds in the future, want to hatch my own, and don't want to have to get a dozen of each breed, that's all.
     
  2. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes I see that, but not very often. You're right, it is usually mixed breeds that people offer in assortments. On occasion though, I see people selling assortments of several non-mixed breeds. You can also order eggs from larger operations like Metzers and get the exact number of each breed you want. They are kind of pricey though. I think they sell them for half the day old price if I am remembering correctly. Not very many smaller breeders keep several different breeds.
     
  3. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Next year I should be able to offer an assortment of hatching eggs from different breeds. If you are looking for SQ stock, I will still be too inexperienced to provide that. It would be my first year shipping eggs, and if you were interested in any of the breeds I have available and didn't mind being a guinea pig, I wouldn't mind putting together some assorments for you at a very reasonable price. They are, or will be by next year, housed seperately, and I would have no problem sending pics of them once mature so you can see the parents and how they are kept. This is what I should have:

    Kahki Campbells
    Pekin
    Indian Runners (Mixed Colors)
    Australian Spotteds
    Mini Silver Appleyards
    Muscovy
     

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