Egg layers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckking, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the top 5 egg laying breeds?????
     
  2. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Ill start at no1 Indian runners [​IMG]
     
  3. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree about line being as important as breed. Assuming that you're purchasing from a good-quality breeder selecting for egg production, my take on top five would be:

    1. Egg-laying hybrids
    2. Khaki campbell
    3. Indian Runner
    4. Welsh Harlequin
    5. Hmmm.... maybe magpies... but there are probably several breeds vying for #5 status...

    But again, be sure to ask your breeder whether they are selecting for top egg production. If they're not, then the line can quickly lose its good laying qualities.

    Good luck!
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    correct trelib I just didnt want to go technical cause duckking sounds like he/she is just gettin into ducks and wanted to know top breeds such as runners ,harlequins,cayugas,appleyards and muscovies but if your ready duckking Ill let trelib take over [​IMG] oh also EVERY DUCK is different on laying
     
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  6. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ahhh...makes sense [​IMG]
     
  7. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Pekins and get a jumbo egg a day from my ducks. Even now in November. Can't ask for more then that!
     
  8. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Me to...my 4 female pekins are laying every day..nice big eggs
     
  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Thats what Im talking about [​IMG]
     

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