What strain are my ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by marvun22, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are from Metzer Farms.
     
  2. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know? Would the strain just be Metzer Farms?
     
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  3. Shikoba70

    Shikoba70 Out Of The Brooder

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    ??? confused[​IMG] What ducks? There is no picture or description
     
  4. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a standard Metzer Farms Pekin Duck. What would the strain be? It looks like your average duck. Here is what it looks like. It's not my actual duck, but mine looks just like it.

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    Mine look exactly like this.
     
  5. Shikoba70

    Shikoba70 Out Of The Brooder

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    The strain of Pekin ducks we use is the Grimaud Hybrid Pekin, Strain 53. This is a fast growing, feed efficient duck. It is of 100% Pekin blood. It is called a hybrid as we cross males from their Line 50 with the females from their Line 30 to produce the commercial duckling we sell. The Line 50 ducks are a very large duck with outstanding meat characteristics. We sell from 5,000 to 12,000 ducklings per week of this strain for meat production. The Line 30 ducks are a good sized bird and lay a high number of fertile eggs.
    This is from the Metzer website
     
  6. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So just strain 53? Or something like "Metzer Farms Grimaud Hybrid Pekin." I hope not the second option, I can't fit that on the page.
     
  7. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And what strain would these other ducks be: Buff Orpington Drake, Buff Orpington Duck, Rouen Drake, and Khaki Campbell Drake.
     
  8. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    help I need the answer by tommorow at 2 p.m.
     
  9. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Based on the example of breed names you listed yours would be Pekin if it looks like the picture you posted. Drake is a male and Hen is a female so that part is sex specific.
     
  10. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know my Pekins are female. I just contacted Metzer's and they said that the other breeds didn't have strains.
     

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