Ducks & Geese

DUCKS

PEKIN DUCK By far the most popular duck for meat producer, these ducks are fast growing with a good feed conversion.
Available starting in April these little ducklings are often portrayed as those adorable little Easter ducklings.
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ROUEN DUCK Originating from France this Rouen Ducks are remarkable similar looking to the more popular Mallard. One significant difference however is that the Rouen is said to have the most flavorful meat.  As layers they are moderate often producing eggs that are greenish in color.Click for prices & availability dates.

 

BLUE SWEDISH DUCK A very elegant bird that is similar in size to the Rouen Duck.  The oddity of these birds is that only 50% hatch in the blue-grey,  25% hatch as silver ducklings and 25% hatch as black/white by crossing the silver with the black and white you obtain 100% blue/grey ducks.  This bird is very hardy and calm.  A great addition to your backyard flock.
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Khaki Campbell 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. Though they have been turned into an exhibition type breed, she was adamant that her birds were designed for production, not the exhibition hall.
Initially they were a fairly mixed color breed but later an emphasis was placed on the current khaki color. It is interesting that at the same time the khaki color was being bred into the Campbell, there was a patriotic fervor for the British troops fighting the Boer War who also wore the khaki color. Once the “Khaki” was attached to “Campbell”, the breed gained even more popularity. The Khaki Campbell gained even more renown due to the egg laying contests where it averaged up to 39 more eggs laid than the second best breed. One Khaki Campbell laid 346 eggs in 365 days while another laid one egg a day for 225 straight days.
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ASSORTED INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS The unique aspect of Runner ducks is their slender, upright stance. This enables them to move around much more quickly than most other breeds of ducks. Because of their speed and herding instinct, Runners are often used for training sheep dogs. They originally came from Southeast Asia. Many different colors of Runners have been developed, including the fawn and white, the Black, Blue and Chocolate
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Available May 4 – June 6, 2017
Minimum 4 per order

Pekin Duck (above):
  $6.80 Each
White Danish Geese (below):
 $8.90 Each
Specialty waterfowl available May 25 – June 6, 2017
Rouen Duck
  $10.50 Each
Blue Swedish Duck   $15.95 Each
Khaki Campbell Ducks   $14.50 Each
Assorted Indian Runner Ducks
  $15.95 Each
Brown Chinese Geese
  $35.25 Each
Tufted Buff Geese
  $39.45 Each
Toulouse Geese
  $36.20 Each

Minimum order for waterfowl is 4 per order
(can be made up with a variety but must be a minimum of 4)
All Waterfowl is Unsexed only
NO EXCEPTIONS
** please order early as there is very limited numbers **

GEESE

White Danish geese are ideal for meat production due to it’s large size and rapid growth. it’s white feathers make it more eye appealing when dressed, and the feathers are great for pillows. The white Danish goose can reach weights up 25 lbs. live at maturity.

Most popular Butchering Goose
White Danish Geese

 

 

Toulouse Geese
Many people first think of Toulouse when geese are mentioned. They are fairly common, lay a good number of fertile eggs and are a sturdy, durable breed. They are one of the best breeds at hatching and raising their own young. This breed of goose was developed in France where the city of Toulouse is the region’s center. They were first exported to England in the 1840’s and America in the early 1850’s. Though they fatten up well if you want a good roasted goose, their darker pin feathers do not produce as attractive a carcass as a white goose. The advantage of the darker feathers is the adult birds appear neater and cleaner than a white goose if it is muddy or late in the season.

 

Brown Chinese Geese
As These are the smallest of the common domestic geese and are often referred to as Swan Geese because of their carriage, grace and ancestry.

 

 

Tufted Buff Geese
Back The Tufted Buff geese originated from the American Buff geese. Their unique characteristic is a tuft of feathers on the top of their head much like the Tufted Roman goose. It is a breed developed in the United States.