Friday, December 20, 2013

My Ducks

I get asked what kind of duck do I raise. I raise meat and egg layers. Mostly Cayugas, Swedes, and two Khaki Campbell.  The Cayuga are solid black with green when the sun hits them. The Swedes are black with white chest and very large. They have been crossed with the very broody Khaki Campbell giving me the cross you see in the photo. 

These are large happy ducks that lay big eggs. The egg shell is black when they first begin to lay. As they get older the shells become white. They are great parents and always have healthy ducklings. I get about 4-5 clutches that hatch each year. I just put the last hatch outside, six very large black ducklings. They are doing very well with the adults and the chickens.

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