Pekin with pale Bill?

Ellies5Ducks

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Oct 11, 2020
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Hello! I was given 5 baby Pekins back in the fall and was told there probably Perkins but could be saxony or a mix... Anyways, I was wondering if it is normal for them to have pale bills... all 3 of my ducks (two females one male) have a pale bill so maybe it’s a saxony mix... However they still are full white but lay cream colored eggs. I also attached photos below
 

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Sep 2, 2018
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It depends on the weight, the agility and the egg-laying:
White Layer
Pekin
AgilityVery active foraging duckRelaxed and laid-back duck
WeightLight to midsize duckHeavy to super-heavy duck
Egg layingAbout one egg per dayMaybe an egg every 2-3 days

Now nobody knows exactly how Metzer Farms has created the White Layer, but i am sure there are some Pekin genes in there, for example Blanca Duck must have the stomach and digestive tract of a Pekin duck (aka. "Black Hole"), she is a voracious eater and gulps down everything that fits through her throat…
Rule of thumb: Small to midsize duck is either a White Layer or a Barnyard surprise mix, heavy and large duck with bright orange legs and bill is most likely a Pekin variant.
 

Ellies5Ducks

In the Brooder
Oct 11, 2020
14
35
36
It depends on the weight, the agility and the egg-laying:
White Layer
Pekin
AgilityVery active foraging duckRelaxed and laid-back duck
WeightLight to midsize duckHeavy to super-heavy duck
Egg layingAbout one egg per dayMaybe an egg every 2-3 days

Now nobody knows exactly how Metzer Farms has created the White Layer, but i am sure there are some Pekin genes in there, for example Blanca Duck must have the stomach and digestive tract of a Pekin duck (aka. "Black Hole"), she is a voracious eater and gulps down everything that fits through her throat…
Rule of thumb: Small to midsize duck is either a White Layer or a Barnyard surprise mix, heavy and large duck with bright orange legs and bill is most likely a Pekin variant.
Okay so with mine I’d say there pretty heavy, laid back, but lay everyday constantly. I don’t care what they are I was just curious about my little ducky’s!
 
Sep 2, 2018
6,306
21,755
1,227
Big Chimney, WV
My Coop
Okay so with mine I’d say there pretty heavy, laid back, but lay everyday constantly. I don’t care what they are I was just curious about my little ducky’s!
That is the correct attitude! 😍
If the brown duck on the third picture is a Mallard i am sure the white one is a White Layer.
If the brown duck on the third picture is a Rouen i am sure the white one is a Pekin.
And it could always be a Barnyard Surprise duck!
 

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