Welsh Harlequin

EGG PRODUCTION:    100-130 per yr

WEIGHT:   4.5-5.5 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Good

TEMPERAMENT:    Very Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June  9, 2021

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The Welsh Harlequin is a breed of domestic duck dating back to 1949 and originating in Wales. The Welsh Harlequin is a light-weight, lean meat, duck breed known for its vivid plumage and egg laying ability.  Excellent foragers.

Blue Swedish

EGG PRODUCTION:    120-180 per yr

WEIGHT:   5-6.25 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Fair

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June  9, 2021

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The Blue Swedish are exceptionally hardy and superior meat producers.  They have incredible foraging abilities with a color pattern that makes them difficult for predators to see.  Great source of meat and eggs.

Silver Appleyard

EGG PRODUCTION:    200-270 per yr

WEIGHT:   6-8 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Fair - Good

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June  9, 2021

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The Silver Appleyards are being raised for exhibition, pets, decorations, eggs, and gourmet roasting ducks. Their meat is lean and flavorful.  Active foragers with calm temperaments and will tend to stay close to home if well fed.  Great source of meat and eggs. 

Saxony

EGG PRODUCTION:    190-240 per yr

WEIGHT:   6-8 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Fair - Good

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June  9, 2021

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The Saxony is an active forager and excellent layer.  Saxonys do not grow quite as fast as other breeds.  The Saxony is a producer of meat with exceptional flavor and low fat.  They are one of the best large all-purpose breeds and adapt well to a wide range of environments.

Roen

EGG PRODUCTION:    140-180 per yr

WEIGHT:   5-7.25 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Good

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June  9, 2021

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Roens are docile birds that are valued for their meat.  They are poor layers, but they make fine roasting ducks and have and abundance of delicately flavored flesh.  This unsurpassed gourmet quality comes at a price, though, as Roen ducks are slow to mature (6-8 months).

Mallard

EGG PRODUCTION:    60-120 per yr

WEIGHT:   2.25-2.5 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Very Good

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June  9, 2021

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Mallards are native to most countries in the Northern Hemispheres.  The Mallard is a small duck that can fly quite well and is hunted widely.   They are poor layers, but do an excellent job of hatching and raising their own. 

Khaki Campbell

EGG PRODUCTION:    165-210 per yr

WEIGHT:   3.5-4.5 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Good

TEMPERAMENT:    Nervous

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June  9, 2021

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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 egg production.

Golden 300

EGG PRODUCTION:    200-290 per yr

WEIGHT:   4.5-5.75 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Fair

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                    

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In 1996 Metzer Farms Developed the Golden 300 Hybrid.  This hybrid duck lays more eggs, has a higher fertility rate and are calmer than the Khaki Campbell.  The breed was developed by crossing and utilizing the attributes of different duck breeds.

Jumbo Pekin

EGG PRODUCTION:    140-175 per yr

WEIGHT:   9-13.5 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Poor

TEMPERAMENT:    Very Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June 19, 2021

                    

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Probably the largest Pekin you can get.  For exhibition they are excellent for Meat Pens, but do not have the the special conformation necessary for show Pekins.  They have been bred for size and meat production, not the standards of the show Pekins.  The males can reach up to 11 lbs and females to 9.5 lbs in a few short months.

Cayuga

EGG PRODUCTION:    130-180 per yr

WEIGHT:   4.75-6 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Fair

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         

                    

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The Cayuga breed is thought to have 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.

Black Swedish

EGG PRODUCTION:    130-180 per yr

WEIGHT:   5-6.25 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Fair

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    June 9, 2021

                                         

                    

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The Black Swedish are exceptionally hardy and superior meat producers.  They have incredible foraging abilities with a color pattern that makes them difficult for predators to see.  Great source of meat and eggs.

Buff Orpington

EGG PRODUCTION:    130-180 per yr

WEIGHT:   5-6.25 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Fair

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    June 9, 2021

                                         

                    

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The Buff Orpington was developed by William Cook family in the early 1900s. It has the ability to lay good quantities of eggs along with size and feather color to make a good roasting duck. Some claim that the buff colored feathers are easier to pluck than the white Pekin feathers.

White Crested

EGG PRODUCTION:    100-130 per yr

WEIGHT:   6-7.25 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Poor - Fair

TEMPERAMENT:    Nervous

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    June 9, 2021

                                         

                    

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The Crested is considered a dual-purpose breed of domestic duck.  Ducklings are quick to mature and they lay a good amount of eggs yearly.  The exact origin is unknown, but they are believed to have been around since before the 1600s as they were portrayed in Dutch painting from the 17th Century. They make good pets and are mainly used for ornamental and exhibition purposes.  

White Layer

EGG PRODUCTION:    200-290 per yr

WEIGHT:   4-5.75 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Fair

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                          June 9, 2021

                                         

                    

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The White Layer was developed by Metzer Farms several years after the development of the Golden 300 Hybrid.  White Layers are calm ducks, much like the Buff, Cayuga, and Blue Swedish.  Excellent egg producers and good foragers.

Muscovy

EGG PRODUCTION:    100-150 per yr

WEIGHT:   6.5-15 lbs 

MOTHERING:    Excellent

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    June 9, 2021

                                         

                    

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The Muscovy is the number one breed to hatch and raise their own young.  Their ability to fly enables them to escape predators.  They are excellent forager and are known to be quieter and calmer than other duck breeds.  Excellent source of eggs and meat.

Indian Runner

EGG PRODUCTION:    100-180 per yr

WEIGHT:   3.25-4 lbs

MOTHERING:    Poor - Fair

TEMPERAMENT:    Nervous

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 12, 2021

                                         June 9, 2021

                                         

                   

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The Indian Runner stands erect and rather than waddling, they run.  Runners do not fly and rarely form nests to incubate their own eggs. They often drop their eggs wherever they are - standing, walking, or running. Generally preoccupied foraging in grassy meadows for worms, slugs, even catching flies.