Duck, Goose & Chicken Hatchery

Blog: Genetics and Breeding

Sebastopol Geese
Friday, March 22, 2019
Other characteristics of the Sebastopol include orange feet and bill and the eyes are commonly b... continue reading >>
Rouen Ducks
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Rouen has gone by a few contested names. Initially it was named after “Rhone”, an area in France... continue reading >>
Indian Runner Ducks
Friday, July 20, 2018
Indian Runner ducks are named as such as it was believed they had originated from India. They first ... continue reading >>
Khaki Campbell Ducks
Friday, July 13, 2018
The Khaki Campbell was first bred in the late 1800s by Adele Campbell in Gloucestershire, England. S... continue reading >>
Golden 300 Hybrid and White Layer Ducks
Friday, March 23, 2018
Golden 300 Hybrid ducks The Golden 300 Hybrid was developed by us in 1996 in order to meet customer... continue reading >>
Mallard Ducks
Friday, March 9, 2018
The most popular and well-known duck is probably the Mallard. They can be found just about anywhere ... continue reading >>
Pekin Ducks
Friday, February 23, 2018
Pekin Ducklings The Pekin duck has a long history with records in China going as far back as the 13... continue reading >>
Swedish Duck
Friday, February 9, 2018
Records of the Swedish duck begin in 1835 in Pomerania which comprised parts of the current Germany... continue reading >>
Buff Ducks!  What are they and Where are they from?
Friday, January 26, 2018
William Cook is the father of the Buff duck. Born in 1849, he specialized in Orpington chickens and ... continue reading >>
The Livestock Conservancy - A Valuable Organization
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Livestock Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect over 180 breeds ... continue reading >>
How Do We Know Pekins Originate from Wild Mallards?
Thursday, July 21, 2011
We have read that all domestic ducks (with the exception of Muscovy) originate from wild Mallards. ... continue reading >>
Two Duck Breeds Only Available July 18 and 25 This Year
Friday, July 15, 2011
For two weeks every year we hatch Silver Runners and Silver Swedish. For 2011 it is July 18 and Jul... continue reading >>
Our Pekin Duck Breeding Program
Monday, February 21, 2011
All my Pekin breeding stock comes from Grimaud Freres, a French poultry breeding company. I have man... continue reading >>
Classic Roman Geese
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I was given an opportunity the other day that I couldn't pass up. Most people are familiar with Rom... continue reading >>
No Ducks Allowed in Hawaii???
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Hawaii has only one native wild duck, the Koloa and it looks much like the North American Mallard du... continue reading >>
Our Purchase of the Holderread Buff and Pilgrim Goose Flocks
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Dave and Millie Holderread own a waterfowl hatchery and preservation center and have over 60 breeds ... continue reading >>