Welsh Harliquins or Khaki Campbells? which one?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Callducknut14, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Callducknut14

    Callducknut14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to get either Khaki Campbells or Welsh Harliquins for eggs to eat or sell. I have heard great things about both breeds but I do have a couple questions. Which breed lays more? Do Khaki campbells lay through the winter like Welsh Harliquins? Any other advice about either breed would be great! Thanks
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Nobody can out-lay a Khaki Campbell. Welsh Harlequins come very close.

    I think that getting eggs all year involves lights during the winter.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I heard that welsh harlequin lay as much or more that khakis.

    Im getting four welsh next week, I heard great things about them. Very soical, AWESOME layers, very beautiful, and good mothers. They seem like my kind of ducks lol.
     
  4. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    putting my vote in for ... neither. Golden 300 hybrids... ours gave us roughly 340 or so eggs between starting to lay and first molt. year round, although ours did drop off production the second year in the hard winter (with snow and below freezing temps every night)... we dont' keep a heated barn. my guess is that with lights and heat, they'd have kept right on laying.
    We had rouens and khakies also, they're good layers, but not every-day-reliable to the degree the 300s were.
    none of ours (any of the 3 breeds) were particularly interested in setting.
     
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Campbell started laying last October and has hardly missed a day. She laid through winter without additional light. I hatched some of her eggs they are Campbell/runner mixes, and they are laying now and laying very well. I have 5 ducks 1 Khaki Campbell, 3 of her mixed babies and 1 pekin and I get an avarage of 4 eggs a day.
     
  6. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too must vote for the Golden 300 hybrids if your going for eggs. Mine have layed non stop for a year missing only a few days. I have never had the breds you mention but I have thought about getting a couple of khaki campbells and seeing how they lay compared to the Golden 300s.
     
  7. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Khaki Campbells lay year-round. And I live in Maine, so our winters get pretty cold! The cold didn't seem to bother them.
    I would say get some Khaki campbells.
     

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