At the moment I have 13 young duck hens including 5 khakis, and 8 layer hybrids from Metzer (no drakes.) I got them as an experiment for egg laying, and I LOVE them! I really think ducks may be *my thing*. I'm thinking that by this time next year, I should have a really steady egg supply, and I'm starting to think my next set of ducks should be either dual purpose or bigger meaty birds. At the moment I am debating between the attributes cayugas, pekins (jumbo, or regular?) and muscovies. I haven't heard as much feedback about other breeds. I'd like decent personalities, a duck that dresses out to a decent roaster, and ideally lays regularly (if not as often as my little layers) and maybe even broods well? What attracts me to cayugas are the exotic beetle green look, and I read that they can have gray to black shelled eggs (which I would have a lot of fun blowing out and decorating.) Pekins appeal to me because they are a good middle of the road duck, and can be pretty decent layers as well as dressing out well. (And I'll be able to get ducklings locally.) Muscovies I've read are the premium meat duck and have a lot of character, but I think if I have them around it's inevitable that I'll end up with mules and I'm not quite sure if that's a pro or a con. Also, when I get a drake (or two) would it be better for my bevy for the drake to be a meat based breed, or a laying based breed? In the long run, I'm hoping to sell duck eggs, but the meat I intend to produce is supposed to only be for family consumption, so my emphasis should be on egg production, secondarily breeding healthy and useful ducklings, and third a decent dressed weight in my culls.