Ducklings: Grimaud Hybrid Pekin
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Our breeder uses Pekin breeding birds purchased from Grimaud Freres, a French poultry breeding company. These ducks have 100% Pekin blood. They are called hybrids because a large male duck is crossed with a good-sized female duck that lays a high number of fertile eggs. Not only are they great layers, but they're wonderful for meat production, if that's your thing! These birds grow fast, and they won't be feed hogs, either.
Mature Pekins have pure white feathers, orange legs and bills, and blue eyes; as ducklings, they are fluffy and yellow and very cute. Pekin ducks are in the heavy class, weighing 8-12.25 lbs. They have a calm disposition and the female lays 150-200 extra-large eggs weighing 90-100 grams per year. Almost all the eggs will be white, with less than 2% tinted blue-green.
Our ducks will fully integrate with all the other breeds that we offer. If you want purebred ducklings hatching from your ducks, make sure you separate your ducks by breed during the mating season. Or you can let your ducks cross and see what different shapes and colors you will get with their ducklings.
- Although your waterfowl order will need to be picked up from your local post office, please provide us with your physical address when placing your order. We cannot accept P.O. Box numbers for orders.
- The minimum order of day-old ducklings shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
- Waterfowl are hatched and shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays of the shipment week that you choose at checkout.