Metzer's White Layers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by treldib, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have experience with them? I have a Golden 300 hen and she is awesome. I was wondering if they are more 'dirty white' than Pekins as I love the pure white of our pekins but don't like that large size and very, very loud QUACK [​IMG]
    Thanks.

    "Kip" my 5 week old Golden 300 , and her best friend, "Ady" the Black Swedish in the pool [​IMG]

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  2. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I considered getting one, but I didn't. [​IMG] Sorry.
     
  4. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Any particular reason why?
     
  5. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not had one of the white layers but I have three 7 year old Golden 300s that I love. They laid an unbelievable # of eggs per duck (350+, I kid you not!) for the first 3-4 years but the next few years they quality of the shell suffered and these last two years they don't lay at all. I would imagine the white layers are similiar, but I don't know about their personality. The 300s have a fantastic personality.

    If you don't get many responses to this thread you could always call Metzer's and talk to (or email) John Metzer directly. I've talked to him a few times over the years and he's a really nice guy. He will answer you honestly. When I got into ducks he was very, very helpful.
     
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  6. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmm...odd about the complete stop in laying...yea my Golden 300 is amazingly sweet and friendly, I love her to bits. We drove up to Metzer Farms to get the two you see in the pictures and we talked personally with John. He is a very nice guy and pretty helpful too. I just happened to not be interested in the White Layers until I found out how amazing the Goldens are.
     
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  7. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Any particular reason why?

    Well, I didn't really buy my ducks specifically for eggs. They are mainly just pets, though I do enjoy the eggs I get. I figured I might as well spend my money on purebreeds. I get plenty of mixes every year around here. [​IMG] I know they aren't just some random mix, but I still prefer a purebreed. Just my opinion though, they would probably be a good choice for you. [​IMG]
     
  8. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Any particular reason why?

    Well, I didn't really buy my ducks specifically for eggs. They are mainly just pets, though I do enjoy the eggs I get. I figured I might as well spend my money on purebreeds. I get plenty of mixes every year around here. [​IMG] I know they aren't just some random mix, but I still prefer a purebreed. Just my opinion though, they would probably be a good choice for you. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] haha Thanks
     
  9. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone keep them?
     
  10. HiddenHill Heretic

    HiddenHill Heretic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got 10 out of my 40+ Metzer sexed girls. I also have golden 300s. I like the Whites, similar in temperment, prettier and smaller than pekins. Try em. Min e are 14 weeks. email me for pics. good luck luke
     

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