Our first duck order should be arriving in April. Please feel free to call us and ask for specific breeds and quantities or for earlier orders.

Males will be by special order only.

Black Swedish
Weight:5-6.25# Eggs:130–180 /yr. Mothering: Fair

Daffy Duck, of Warner Brothers fame, is probably a Black Swedish - the only difference is that Daffy has white on his neck and a Black Swedish has white on its chest. They are a hardy, strong duck with good foraging ability. Tradition held that Swedish ducks were exceptionally hardy, superior meat producers, and difficult for predators to see, making this type duck popular in Europe for centuries.
Blue Swedish
Weight:5-6.25# Eggs:120–180 /yr. Mothering: Fair

Daffy Duck, of Warner Brothers fame, is probably a Black Swedish - the only difference is that Daffy has white on his neck and a Black Swedish has white on its chest. They are a hardy, strong duck with good foraging ability. Tradition held that Swedish ducks were exceptionally hardy, superior meat producers, and difficult for predators to see, making this type duck popular in Europe for centuries.
Cayuga
Weight:4.75-6# Eggs:130–180 /yr. Mothering: Fair

The Cayuga breed is thought to have been developed from the wild Black Duck breed in the region of Lake Cayuga in New York. This makes it one of the few duck breeds originating in the United States. Prior to the arrival of the Pekin breed, they were the bird of choice for meat production in the Northeast. They remain a very hardy duck.
Jumbo Pekin
Weight:9-13.5# Eggs:140–175 /yr. Mothering: Poor

Probably the largest Pekin you can get. For exhibition they are excellent for Meat Pens but do not have the special conformation necessary for show Pekins. They have been bred for size and meat production, not the specialized standards of show Pekins. If they are not kept on a diet, the males reach at least 11 pounds and the females 9.5 pounds in three months.
Golden 300
Weight:4.5-5.75# Eggs:200–290 /yr. Mothering: Fair

In 1996 Metzer Farm developed the Golden 300 Hybrid as they lay more and larger eggs, have higher fertility rates and are calmer than the Khaki Campbell. The Khaki Campbell may be a good egg producer in small flocks but Metzer Farm was never satisfied with their production in larger commercial flocks. Because of this inconsistency, they developed the Golden 300 Hybrid by crossing and utilizing the attributes of different duck breeds.
Khaki Campbell
Weight:3.5-4.5# Eggs:165–210 /yr. Mothering: Good

The Khaki Campbell is one of the more famous and popular duck breeds due to its excellent egg production. It was introduced in 1901 by Mrs. Adele Campbell of Gloucestershire, England. She experimented with Runners crossed with Rouen and Mallards but never revealed the exact genetic makeup of her Campbells. The advantage over the pure Runner was a more useful carcass for meat and improved egg production.
Mallard
Weight:2.25-2.5# Eggs:60–120 /yr. Mothering: Vary Good

Mallards are native to most countries in the Northern Hemispheres. They are a small, flying duck that is hunted widely. Our Mallards retain this excellent flying ability. In addition, they do an excellent job of hatching and raising one or two broods of ducklings a year. Mallards start to fly for short spurts at 10-12 weeks and are flying well by 16 weeks.
Rouen
Weight:5-7.25# Eggs:140–180 /yr. Mothering: Good

Rouens are docile birds that are valued for their meat. They are poor layers, but they make fine roasting ducks and have abundant, delicately flavored flesh. This unsurpassed gourmet quality comes at a price, though, as Rouen ducks are slow to mature. While this slow maturation (6-8 months) makes them impractical for commercial meat production.
Welsh Harlequin
Weight:4.5-5.5# Eggs:100–130 /yr. Mothering: Good

Harlequins are primarily raised for their wonderful practical attributes. They are highly adaptable, active foragers, excellent producers of lean meat, beautifully colored and pluck almost as cleanly as white birds when dressed for meat.
Runner
Weight:3.5-4# Eggs:100–180 /yr. Mothering: Poor-Fair

All Runners were originally bred in Southeast Asia for high egg production and excellent mobility. Flocks of ducks are herded daily from field to field eating waste rice, weed seeds, insects, slugs and other bugs. They are then put in a bamboo pen at night where they lay their eggs and are released the following morning to clean other fields. During the course of their lives the ducks may cover hundreds of miles in their travels.
Saxony
Weight:6-8# Eggs:190–240 /yr. Mothering: Fair-Good

The Saxony is an active forager and excellent layer with typical egg production at about 190-240 large white eggs annually. Saxonys do not grow quite as fast as some ducks, but they have interesting plumage, produce meat with more flavor and less fat, are better foragers, and are more likely to incubate and hatch their eggs. Saxonys are one of the best large all-purpose breeds of ducks and adapt well to a wide range of environments.
Silver Appleyards
Weight:6-8# Eggs:200-270 /yr. Mothering: Fair-Good

Applyards are being raised for exhibition, pets, decoration, eggs, and gourmet roasting ducks. They are one of the best layers among the heavyweight ducks, averaging 220 to 265 white shelled eggs per year. Appleyard meat is lean and flavorful. They are active foragers with calm temperaments and will tend to stay close to home if well fed.
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