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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by call ducks, Apr 27, 2009.
and that is not scovy
Pekins are commonly used for meat
looking to breed a better doal prpose duck. i am thingking about runner x meat.
You could try it with blue Swedish, they have a reasonable carcass and are dual purpose.
I would go with pekins.They can lay alot of eggs infact ive been getting a lil larger than jumbo from mine for the past 2 months every day.And of course they are great for meat.But they are kinda loud ofcourse not as loud as call ducks
Quote:If you come up with something better than a Campbell for dual use be sure to let us know. As far as that goes a Muscovy makes a pretty good dual purpose breed in a warm climate, you eat the drakes and let the hens lay!
Rouens are good. I like Pekin crosses. Mainly because i like the different colors. You can breed pekins with anything, just make sure your drake is the smaller of the 2.
Pekins are good, rouens take 1 1/2 years to reach their full size though. A young pekin duck should lay an egg daily during laying season, from about February to November depending on your climate.
Some of the hatcheries also have hybrids that are good layers that get very big like the pekins, maybe you should check those out?
I've heard Cayugas are a good meat breed.
Cayugas aren't bad, but they are smaller than the pekins.