Need Duck Breed Advice

deenamr

Songster
11 Years
Jul 6, 2008
198
2
119
Central Oregon
I have 1 one day old blue swedish from a very unsuccessful incubated hatch. I am thinking of getting it a friend or two. I have found pekins, khaki campbells and mallards for sale all 1 to 2 days old. What would be a good companion for my blue swedish? I would prefer a non flyer good egg layer so I was thinking the mallards were a no. The khakis sound like they stay small so I thought the pekins might be the best match. Any advice would be appreciated. I also have silver appleyards due to hatch in 2 weeks. Should I just wait for them as companions?
 

ChickenToes

Songster
11 Years
May 14, 2008
2,141
8
191
NE Wisconsin
A Khaki would be a good companion for a Blue Swedish. A Mallard would be fine as well, but they don't lay nearly as many eggs and you have to clip their wings. But, the only reason I have Mallards is because they go broody and will hatch out more babies for you every spring. So that's something for you to consider.
 

Wifezilla

Positively Ducky
11 Years
Oct 2, 2008
11,199
137
311
Colorado
A khaki or a peking would work, but you can't beat a khaki for egg production out of the breeds you listed.
 

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