Golden 300 Hybrid and White Layers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by carolynm, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. carolynm

    carolynm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2011
    Bailey, CO
    Has anyone hatched ducklings out of these? If so what were the offspring like? Were they good layers? I'm considering getting some but I'd really like something from which I could raise decent ducklings. I have some Anconas but for some reason they have quit laying ....
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 23, 2015
    They hybrid should be really good at laying! I've never had ducks myself, but both are suppose to be good layers, right?

    Best of luck! [​IMG]
  3. LadyIsadora

    LadyIsadora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2015
    I believe that I read on Metzers page that the second generation will also be good layers, though not necessarily as reliable. The colours will be different though. With the golden 300 the blackish ones are always male and the brownish ones are always female. This will NOT be the case in the second generation. I have no experience with the white layers.
    I have 3 golden 300 that are 20 weeks old. 1 M 2 F. They have not started laying yet ;-( but I do plan to incubate eggs next spring to see what happens. Let me know if you find out before me ;-)
  4. gdesshill

    gdesshill New Egg

    Apr 20, 2015
    I have 2 white layers (hybrid 300) raised from one week old. They are excellent layers. Since 20 weeks they have averaged one egg a day per duck. If one doesn't lay one day, she lays 2 the next. They are beautiful, too! Feel free to ask any questions.

  5. smithmal

    smithmal Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2015
    Maryland; Carroll County
    I just acquired two White Layers hens (Sweet Emily).

    They are at about 5.5 months at the moment and I'm starting to see eggs. I called Metzer Farms (who created the White Layer hybrid) and was told that once this breed starts laying it typically takes about 9 weeks for them to get into full egg production mode.

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  6. 3boysguillory

    3boysguillory New Egg

    Jan 21, 2016
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
    Can you tell me something about their temperament, I love white ducks but the Pekins are to loud for my backyard flock? Are these guys loud and are they friendly? I would love to mix these with a couple of Welsh Harlequins.
  7. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2015
    The white layers are basically smaller more active pekins that lay like mad. The golden were recently relabled as "very nervous" due to some issue in keeping the hybridization stable without deteriorated output. But the whites are nice animals all around.

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