Quality of Pekin Ducks???...........

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicken7777, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    North Jersey
    Hello everyone, There are a couple of questions that i wanted to ask about pekin ducks.....
    I wanted to know is there any difference in quality of where Pekin
    ducks(lings) come from?

    I have a pair that just started to lay and the person i bought them from said they came from Mcmurry hatchery, and i wanted to know if their stock is the same as Ideals poultry because that is where i first wanted to buy ducklings at but they were sold out. Might there be any difference on how the ducks look once mature coming from ideal poultry or are they the same? I would appreciate any pictures from anyone having Ideal poultry ducks, or Mcmurry pekin ducks( mostly the male because i feel like my male looks different compared to other male pekins....)

    Also what is the main difference in a show quality pekin? is there a very large difference like feather quality?
    And if they are of show quality will they lose their other qualities like laying and breeding as other pekins do?

    Lastly are there any breeders of show quality pekins that you might know that sell fertile eggs or day old ducklings?
    Thank you all!
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  2. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    North Jersey
    Does anybody know the quality of White pekin ducks from Ideal poultry? are they the same as Mcmurrys?
    I would appreciate the help, so please do post!
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I don't have a clue, but I'll bump you up... good luck!
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    I sucpect that they would be the same because many of these hatcherys work togeter.
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I have no experience at all with ducks but I do know that with chickens (and I assume it works the same) you are not going to get a show quality bird from a hatchery unless it is just some freak accident. Hatchery birds are for household use only so to speak. [​IMG] And from what I have seen, most hatcheires have about the same as far as quality though someone may know of some who do a bit better?
  6. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    North Jersey
    well thank you guys for bumping me up!
    Well i hope some expert out there or anyone that has Ideal poultry pekin duck, and someone that has Mcmurry pekin ducks can tell me (or post pics) how there pekins look like......................Do Show quality pekin ducks even exist though? what is the difference?

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