Mixed ducks...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by holachicka, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. holachicka

    holachicka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, how many of you raise mixed ducks? What do you use them for?

    There is a lady on craigslist selling eggs in my area for $3 a dozen. I already asked her, and they are fertile. I'm assuming they are from a mixed flock, but I'm not sure of what...

    My real question is; are mixed ducks suitable for meat and egg production? I'm really looking for meat and eggs at little cost. What is your opinion?
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I have not bred any ducks yet but I did get a few mixed breed ducks.
    I know I have a Pekin/Rouen drake and possibly the Rouens are not pure but they look it. I will most likely be getting Muscovy, too. We will be eating extra males and have eggs from our Runners, Khaki Campbells and others for eating. I don't care to raise any ducks but I bet it will happen with the Muscovy. Since they are sterile when crossed we figure we may as well eat any extra drakes.
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    My entire flock is mostly mutts. i have :
    2 mallard x buff
    3 magpie x runner
    1 mallardxbuff x runner
    1 cayuga x mallard
    1 magpie x mallard
    1 swedish mix
    1 cayuga x swede
    1 cayuga x runner


    I sell off most of my others but keep the pretty ones lol. I have mutts because they are just the prettiest to me. You never know what colors you are going to get [​IMG] I sell ducks and ducklings for pets or for ponds. I get pink, green, blue, and khaki colored eggs. most of the time i have too many eggs to handle and give them away.
     

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