White Layer Ducks
The White Layer DucksåÊare the breed specifically designed to be highest value egg-laying breed. John Metzer, a California farmer, originally bred this breed to create best egg operation birds for his customers. It is primarily based on the Khaki Campbell, which offers the best egg output of all the standard duck breeds. However, with the superior feed conversion and more relaxed temperament of other breeds, the White 300 Hybrid Layer Duck is best overall value for any egg producing operation.
These birds have the same laying characteristics as the Golden 300 Hybrid Layer, except they have white embryos rather than dark embryos. The white embryos are important for anyone looking to produce Balut Duck Eggs. Also, the White Golden Layer has a much lower occurrence of blue/green eggs (about .1%) versus the Golden 300 Hybrid Layer (about 8%).
When considering what duck breed to buy for egg laying, the White Layer Ducks, Golden 300, and Khaki Campbell are top choices. Khaki Campbell hens are wonderful for relatively small egg production operations. However, in larger operations, the WhiteåÊLayersoffer larger eggs, higher fertility rates, a calmer temperament, and a faster rate to maturity.