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Pekin Size?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LemonDoodles, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Pekin Drakes - 3.5 months (15 weeks) old. One is 4.8-lbs the other 7-lbs. They have been quite steady with their weight for about the last month. At this age, could they be done growing? I hope so, the small one even can get some air for a few feet sometimes!!!
     
  2. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    Pekins dont reach there potential size until about a year old and for showing are at there max pontential till 2 years old, they wont grow much more in hieght they will get heavier though. you can usually tell what you have at 4 months old, but you have to think too birds dont grow well in hot weather so this really slows them down so they should continue to grow very slow. Pekin drakes should weigh 8 pounds as cockerels and 9 as adult 1+years giving a 20% varience either way 7.2- 10.8 pound range. but yours are really young they should still grow some!
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! I cannot even imagine Muddy gaining even two more lbs... that's almost 50% of what he is now at almost 4 months! Olive and his largeness can stay right where he is. (Though I do love he butt drag marks in the dew on the morning lawn).
     

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