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.
The White Layer Duck is another breed option for our customers interested in raising ducks for high egg production. Traditionally, the Khaki Campbell is considered the top duck for laying large numbers of eggs, but you may want to consider the White Layer Duck for your backyard egg operation. Since this duck is a hybrid, subsequent hatches will not breed true. Female ducks will begin laying around 5-6 months of age. The White Layer Duck can lay up to 290 large, white eggs per year and production drops around 8-10% each year. The only production difference between the golden and the white layer ducks is that the golden layers have a slightly lower percentage of laying blue or green eggs. White Layer Ducklings are yellow at hatch and adults are pure white with orange feet, legs, and bill.
White Layers are generally calmer than the Khaki Campbells. As a hybrid, they are a vigorous breed with decreased morbidity and typically live longer than other breeds.
|White Layer Duck
||Golden Layer Duck||Khaki Campbell Duck|
|40 weeks of lay||230 eggs||230 eggs||195 eggs|
|52 weeks of lay||290 eggs||290 eggs||240 eggs|
|Average Egg Weight||82 grams; 2.9 oz||82 grams; 2.9 oz||76 grams; 2.7 oz|
|Egg Color||95% white; 5% blue/green||98.5% white; 1.5% blue/green||95% white; 5% blue/green|
|Feed Consumption per Day; Females||.4 lbs||.4 lbs||.36 lbs|