IMPORTANT ORDERING DETAILS: Waterfowl have a minimum of 3 and you are able to mix and match among ducks and goose breeds to meet this minimum. Waterfowl will ship on Tuesday or Wednesday, USPS priority mail, and arrive 1-3 days later. Waterfowl are not able to be picked up as they are sent from our hatching partner.
Buff Ducks are a multi-purpose breed that originated in England and is also called a Buff Orpington Duck. Its coloring is an even shade of rich fawn brown. Buffs gain weight relatively quickly and are ready to be processed in 8-10 weeks. These are great dual-purpose ducks as they dress out well and have light pin feathers, making for a nice appearance. The drakes and ducks are both buff in color with orange-yellow shanks and feet. However, the drake’s bill is yellow while the duck’s bill is brownish-orange. Buffs are nice calm ducks and also make great pets.
Buff Ducks have fair mothering abilities, laying 3-4 large eggs per week or 130 to 180 mostly white but occasionally tinted eggs per year. They are friendly and docile and make good pets. Female Buff Ducks weigh around 5 pounds, while drakes weigh around 6 1/4 pounds. Like most domestic ducks, the Buff is capable of flying very short distances, if at all.