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White Layer Ducks
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White Layer Ducks

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The White Layer was developed several years after the Golden 300 Hybrid Layer Ducks as some of our customers wanted a white egg laying bird. The advantage of the white color to these customers is the embryo is a lighter, yellow color which is preferable to the variety of colors in the Golden 300 embryo for balut production. Balut are duck eggs incubated to 17 days, removed from the incubator and cooked. This is a delicacy among some Filipinos, Vietnamese and other southeast Asia populations.

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The White Layer has equal egg production to Golden 300 Hybrid Layer Ducks. The only minor difference between it and the Golden 300 Hybrid is that the White Layer lays fewer bluish colored eggs. All the progeny of the White Layer are white.

For us, the White Layer is a calm bird, much like the Buff, Cayuga, and Blue Swedish. However, we have had reports from some (not all) customers that they are a very nervous bird, much like the Khaki Campbell. We cannot explain why some flocks are calm and some are nervous. Our guess is that at some point they were panicked enough that they were permanently traumatized and spent the rest of their lives nervous. We don't know when ducks are most sensitive to this trauma nor why it happens to some flocks and not others.

If you are interested in producing duck eggs to sell, we recommend you go our Maximizing Duck 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.

Our Breed Comparison chart shows how the White Layer compares to the Khaki Campbell (historically considered the best egg layer) on our farm.


Customer Reviews of White Layer Ducks

November 2, 2020 | The best of Pekin ducks minus the leg and hip problems

White Layers are one of the best duck breeds i have ever had: They are as goofy and laid-back as Pekin ducks, but without the leg and hip problems that the heavy Pekins will develop later in their life.Excellent egg layers, expect one huge white egg per duck on over 350 days per year, only during the fall molt have my girls stopped to lay for a couple of days.

December 28, 2020 | Amazing White Layers!

We purchased 3 hybrid white layer ducklings in spring 2018. They arrived happy and healthy! They started to lay in the fall of 2018, and two of them laid an egg almost every day for a year and a half. I've never seen any poultry lay like this! They live outside all year, with an insulated dog house in a 3 1/2-sided shelter, well-bedded with hay. We only put them into the chicken house when temperatures drop to single digits, and they'd rather be outside. And they keep laying no matter the weather. We use the eggs for almost everything. We love our ducks!

March 1, 2022 | Absolutely in love with our white layer Daisy :)

She is the cutest thing! And even though she was super scared initially, now she is getting more used to snuggles !

July 10, 2022 | Very pretty!

I ordered one for egg production (and received one as a filler on a resend), and while she isnt laying yet, I am very happy with her! She is beautiful, quite friendly, and tolerates being held very well. The "filler" duckling is extremely friendly, and even at just 3 weeks old is demanding attention and snuggles. A+ experience, wonderful customer service and babies.

September 5, 2022 | They hatched out their own ducklings!!!

I have owned the White Layers for over 5 years and have lost a few to coyotes over that time. This is the first time one of them hatched out their own ducklings! I know the information says they are fair at rearing their own, but I just didn't think they were patient enough to hatch any least they have not in the past. I am very happy with these ducks.

October 23, 2022 | 6 white layers ordered - 6 month review

Ordered 15 ducks. 6 white layers, 4 Cayuga, 3 Golden, 2 Chocolate runners. All arrived healthy and happy, I was shocked. I didn't think all 15 would survive shipping and their new life in Michigan but they did. They are all doing great 6 months later. They arrived late April. Kept them in the pole barn with a heat lamp for the first month. Slowly introduced them to my existing 5 ducks - 1 KC drake, 2 Swedish ladies, and 2 Runner mixes. Can't believe how big they all are compared to my other 5. All of them started laying at 5 months old except the 2 cayuga ladies. One of the Cayuga ladies is definitely wanting to be a mom. Camera in the coop shows her gathering the eggs the other ladies lay and sitting on them. I say the Cayugas haven't layed yet - but I just haven't seen any darker eggs yet like they say Cayugas lay at first. The Chocolate Runners are tiny at 6 months old compared to the others, and I suspect they are the ones laying tiny little eggs, about 1/4 the size of the others. Anyway, all the ducks ordered from Metzer arrived healthy, and are doing great 6 months later!!! Dont know if its the Goldens or the White layers, but a few of the ladies are laying some monster eggs. I feel sorry for their rear end.