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apple and sauce

  • Joined Jan 2010
which duck?
« on: September 12, 2010, 08:48:26 pm »
We have Chickens,Pigs and Horses.We are interested in having some ducks.I like the idea of a blue egg layer.Which is it?What Ducks would you recommend?
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Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: which duck?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 08:58:53 pm »
Swedish blue lay blue eggs and are a good meat bird.

doganjo

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Re: which duck?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 09:19:57 pm »
I have what I have always thought is a khaki campbell female and she lays pale blue eggs.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

apple and sauce

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: which duck?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 09:43:48 pm »
Im after an egg laying variety.Rather than a meat breed.

CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
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Re: which duck?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 10:02:07 pm »
i have a runner duck. and it came from a blue/green egg

doganjo

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Re: which duck?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 11:25:46 pm »
Im after an egg laying variety.Rather than a meat breed.
KCs aer egg layers, not much meat on them ::) ;)
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: which duck?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 07:25:08 am »
Swedish blue are a dual bird,mainly for meat though as they are a large duck.....and tasty.

OverWyreGrower

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Re: which duck?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 09:37:29 am »
My Runner duck lays a pretty bluey-green egg  :D
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doganjo

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Re: which duck?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 10:03:49 am »
If my five eggs hatch this time they are Blue Swedish x Khaki Campbell, but I won't be eating any of them  ;D ;D
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: which duck?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 10:18:57 am »
We  are self sufficient so we breed for meat, we did try to sell some but could not keep as they would be related to each other and get a bit freaky :D In the end we had to kill all the young as we only got one bloke who is banned from keeping animals wanting them!

 

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