What to order?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by needlessjunk, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it appears that I have 2 male pekins, which is a problem since I want eggs. So I'm looking to order 2 females for now and will order 2 more in the spring when I put in an order for chicks. I will get everything sexed and I don't understand why all the feed stores only sell straight runs. Anyway I was thinking about ordering a cayuga and either a blue Swedish or khaki Campbell. I know KC are reliable layers but would the size difference be a problem if they are all females? I would like to get a welsh harlequin in the spring and know they are also smaller. These gals will not be with my pekins, I haven't decided if they are going to the freezer or not.
     
  2. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Cayuga, Swedish, KC and WH in with Pekins. They are all female but are with a Rouen drake who is the same size as Pekins. IMO there is not that big of a a size difference.They are all great breeds. The reason feed store order straight run is because it is cheaper .
     
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  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, now I'm thinking of getting all 3 since shipping is so much and just not get any come spring. Does anyone have a preference of Metzer Farms over Murray McMurry. I'm in TX so it's going to be a long trip for the little duckies either way. Or is there somewhere else I should be looking? Ideal is done with ducks till the spring and Hill Country Poultry is pretty much done as well.
     
  4. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered both and have had great experiences. But metzer lets you order sexed WH I believe McMurry is straight run.
     
  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I check both this morning and it was almost the same price for shipping and 3 sexed ducklings. Same ship date too. Decisions, decisions...
     
  6. Howard-the-Duck

    Howard-the-Duck Out Of The Brooder

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    Rouen are some of the most beautiful ducks metzer sells. Not sure you can mix though.
     
  7. MtnGrl

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    I've ordered from Metzers a couple times and the ducklings arrived safe and healthy. I got WH and rouens, you can definitely mix breeds. Plus Metzers has fantastic customer service. I don't think CA to TX is that big of a deal, they will still get there in two days.
     
  8. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most hatchery let you order different breeds and ship them all together.
     

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