Need advice on choosing a heavy layer breed

melodylee

Songster
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
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Arkansas
I re-homed my drakes, all but one a mallard I raised from a lil' baby... I got attached
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and I have 5 hens (so 6 ducks all together...I call them hens to make things easier)
anyway, I want a kind of duck I don't already have...and not your basic white duck...and no runners (i'm picky
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here is what I have already:

muscovy
swedish
crested (patterned like a swedish but a tan color?) never figured out what breed
and
2 anconas
2 welsh harlequin ducklings
and of course the mallard drake
 

pardygwyn

Songster
10 Years
Nov 14, 2009
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You might check out Metzer's Golden 300s, too. All of the ducks are shades of brown, but each looks a little different since they're a hybrid. Fun!

Edited to add: also check out the Golden Cascades at Sandhill Preservation! VERY pretty birds, also formerly from Metzer.
 
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mgibbzzz

Songster
11 Years
Aug 18, 2008
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Somerset, OH
I have campbells, sweedish, and caygua that lay every day and have larger eggs. My runner only lays every other day and the eggs are much smaller.
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
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My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
I'm in love with my two Cayuga ducklings. What little I've read about them seems to say they're good layers. However, the Khaki Campbell duck is reputedly the BEST laying duck of all. (So sayeth the University of California at Davis.)
 

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