Pekin ready to butcher?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Funkhaus Farm, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Funkhaus Farm

    Funkhaus Farm In the Brooder

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    How can you tell? Mine are a few days short of six weeks but still have quite a bit of brown on their cheeks and breasts.
     

  2. can you post some pictures? pekins don't have brown on them. the best time to butcher ducks is when they are 8 weeks old and there are no more downy feathers
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2016
  3. Funkhaus Farm

    Funkhaus Farm In the Brooder

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    Yes I will snap some pics and post them today, but your reply prompted me to do a little research. It seems the clerk at Rural King made a mistake and gave me runners instead of pekins. Oh well.
     
  4. Funkhaus Farm

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  5. those are definitely runners.
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    the white ones are my 10 week old pekins
     

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