Golden 300 Hybrid Layer Ducks
|Price List for Golden 300 Hybrid Layer|
||1 - 24
||25 - 59
||60 - 119
|Sexed: Males or Females
|If you order 60 or more females of the Golden 300 Hybrid or White Layer, up to an equal number of males are included at NO CHARGE. This special offer is only for these two breeds.
Please Order your Females First and then specify how many free males you would like.
The table below shows the availability of Golden 300 Hybrid Layer for the next four months.
To view the availability of all the breeds we offer, please see our Hatching Dates Table.
Because we sell thousands of edible duck eggs a week, it is important we produce eggs efficiently and consistently. In 1996 we developed the Golden 300 Hybrid as they lay more and larger eggs than the Khaki Campbell duck and have a calmer temperament with a higher fertility. The Khaki Campbell may be a good egg producer in small flocks but we were never satisfied with their production in our larger commercial flocks. Because of this inconsistency, we developed the Golden 300 Hybrid by crossing and utilizing the attributes of different duck breeds.
The Golden 300 Hybrid can be sexed at any age by its color as the males are shades of black and the females are shades of brown. Unfortunately, they do not retain this characteristic in future generations. So if you mate a Golden 300 Hybrid with another Golden 300 Hybrid, their progeny will hatch in blacks, yellows and browns with no relationship between sex and color.
As adults the females range in color from a very light brown to a very dark brown, often with areas of white on them. Males can appear much like a Rouen, or a dull looking Cayuga or with white and dark markings.
Some of our customers wanted a white bird that laid as well as the Golden 300 Hybrid. In 1999 we developed the White Layer to meet this demand.
The egg production of these two breeds is identical on our farm.
As many customers want larger quantities of these ducks for egg production, we have special pricing for them. If you want 60-119 females, you pay the prices in the price list for the females and their sexing but there is no charge for up to an equal number of males. If you purchase 120 or more females, there is no sexing charge and no charge for up to an equal number of males. This only applies to the Golden 300 Hybrid and White Layer. Please call for further information or explanation. Most customers do not need the males and typically they cannot be raised profitably for meat production.
If you are interested in producing duck eggs to sell, we recommend you go our Maximizing Egg Production page for more information on this topic.
If you want to find locally produced duck eggs, go to our page Our Customers That Sell Fresh Duck Eggs. If you would like to be placed on this page as a seller of duck eggs, see the requirements on this same page.
This table shows how the Golden 300 Hybrid compares to the Khaki Campbell (historically considered the best egg layer) on our farm.
| ||Golden 300 Hybrid||Khaki Campbell|
|Eggs In 40 Weeks of Lay||230||195|
|Eggs In 52 Weeks of Lay||290||240|
|Egg Weight||82 gr., 2.9 oz||76 gr., 2.7 oz|
|Average Hatch of Fertile||88%||83%|
|Mortality During Lay||3%||4%|
|Pounds of Feed Per Duck |
Per Day During Lay
|Consistency of Production||Very Good||Average|
|Age at 5% Egg Production||23 Weeks||22 Weeks|
|Number of Females per Male||5.75||6.0|
|Weight of Female at 23 Weeks||4.65 lbs.||4.15 lbs.|
To purchase hatching eggs for this breed, go to our Hatching Egg Page.
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