Welsh Harlequin eggs from TSQ Holderreads line

Discussion in 'Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs' started by lakota_elder, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. lakota_elder

    lakota_elder Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatching eggs from Holderread line of Welsh Harlequin. I purchased top quality day old babies last year with the hopes of getting some show quality ducks and I have not been disappointed. 5 of the 11 are good show quality. I have kept these 5 for my own breeding stock. From this group I will be selling eggs . Photos are of the 5 that I have kept and parents of the eggs you will receive. You can see the excellent markings, dark legs on the hens and great color on the drake.
    The following is taken from the Holderread website:
    "The resplendent Harlequin was developed by Leslie Bonnet of Wales from a color mutation that showed up in his Khaki Campbells in 1949. Our original stock was out of birds imported directly from the originator, Mr. Bonnet. We have been diligently selecting our Harlequins since 1982 to maintain a high degree of authenticity.
    If you want a brilliantly colored duck that lays like a Campbell, is a tremendous forager, weighs 5 to 5 1/2 pounds, then the Harlequin is an excellent choice. Annual egg production in our flocks has been averaging 260 to 350 white eggs per female. If allowed to set, many Harlequin females will successfully hatch ducklings. "
    So if you want a quality duck to show, a meat duck (very little grease), and an undisputed top of the line year round egg producer the Welsh Harlequin is the duck for you.
    These ducks are fed a top quality duck feed, fresh greens and corn meal. All free choice and in seperate areas. They are free range and get into the rabbit food (also free range) and whatever few pieces the horses may drop and not find. They have taken over the waterfall and pond for their own use so we have happy, healthy and clean ducks.
    Minimum order is 6 and they will be shipped the day following payment. Shipping cost is the actual cost of shipping. You can figure shipping by going online to USPS and giving the box size 12 x 8 x 5, the weight 2.2 lbs and the zip code that they are being shipped from 32148. That will let you know the cost for priority mail. Priority mail flat rate is $11.35.
    Each egg will be wrapped seperately and boxed for minimum movement. I ship on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday depending on the ending date of sale and payment received.

    Any questions just ask..
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  2. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I so need an incubator.....
     
  3. lakota_elder

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    Do what I did to get the ducks.... Find a jar and put your change into it each night... But with the cost of an incubator, the egg turner, the fan... you could buy 10 ducks from Holderreads for the same price...!!! but then you wouldn't have an incubator for the next batch of eggs where you could start saving money.... Vicious cycle..!! Check out to see if there are any small animal farm auctions in your area... I bought my original incubator at one very cheap $20 an it had a fan... found an egg turner on ebay and I was set...
     
  4. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your ducks are beautiful - I'm in San Diego and wondering what kind of luck you've had with shipping your eggs.
     
  5. lakota_elder

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    So far I've only shipped out 4 boxes.... only one box had an egg broken and she still ended up with more than she ordered. I've only heard back from one on the hatching and 5 out of 10 made it to hatching... she let me know that the incubator was not working correctly and the temp kept dropping and raising. She plans on trying again once she has a new incubator. If interested priority mail flat rate is $11.35 and has been getting there in 2 days... If you want to go priority mail and check out the cost without going flat rate the box size is 12 x 8 x 5, weighs 2.2lbs and is coming from zip code 32148. Hope that helps out.
     
  6. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

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  7. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they $3 per egg?
    Thanks!
     
  8. lakota_elder

    lakota_elder Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes.... they are $3 an egg or $30 a dozen... you can pick them up or I will ship for actual shipping cost...
     
  9. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, I just wasn't sure. I understand now though. Thanks!
     
  10. JEMA07

    JEMA07 New Egg

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    We are interested in 7 eggs. I have a small incubator :) Please let me know price and shipping to zip code 23434. Thank you.
     

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