Mine haven't layed very well. I have gotten about 18 eggs this year from my 3 girls. 2 are a year old and 1 is 8 months old. My neighbor on the other hand has one that started laying at 5 months old and has hardly missed a day. I guess it depends on the duck, I really wish mine would lay me some more eggs.
150-200 eggs a year vs 300+ from the 3 breeds I listed. If you are in it for the eggs, there are better choices than a Pekin. Of course, a Pekin is going to be friendlier than the 3 I listed, but there are always individual exceptions.
Quote:Again, not true. I sell eggs commercially, and my pekin layers keep up with the khakis. The difference is that the base amount of feed to keep a pekin going is higher than the smaller breeds, resulting in a slightly higher feed to egg ratio.