Angelika Maier wrote:Depends weather you want eggs or meat. Try out some different duck, most people end up with mixed flocks anyway. Muscovies are ugly but are one of the best ducks.
Landon Sunrich wrote:I'm glad you did. FYI I was thinking my Pekin looked good enough to eat (though not quite plump) at 7 or 8 weeks old. This bread grows FAST
Edit: Also they're way to heavy to get of the ground. No flying and no clipped wings
Landon Sunrich wrote:Strange, the link is working for me. They list 3 different Pekin breeds as well as about a dozen others I have copied and pasted the info relevant to the pekin. Glad you've made up your mind! You'll have to let us all know how it works out!
Breed Temperament // Weight (1) // Egg Prod. (2) // Mothering Bluish Eggs // Egg Size (3) // Fertility (4)
Pekin Calm // 7 - 13.5 # // 140 - 220 /yr. // Poor // Less Than 2 % // 90 - 100 grams // 89 %
Breed // APA Class // Foraging Ability // Conservation Status (5) // Our Show Quality (6) // Flying Ability // Origin
Pekin // Heavy // Fair // Abundant // Meat Class Only // None // China
Sorry for the sloppy copy/paste Tables = hard
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