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Welsh Harlequin ducks originated in 1949 by Leslie Bonnet, a Wales duck breeder. This duck was imported to the USA between 1968 and 1980 and now is being sold in the USA. A descendant of the Khaki Campbell duck and an excellent egg producers, the Welsh Harlequin ducks are good backyard ducks and are being shown at many poultry shows throughout the USA. They are good foragers and capable of laying eggs at the top end of 240-300 eggs per year. At day of hatch these ducks can be sexed (gender determination) by slight differences in the color of their bill with about 85% accuracy for someone experienced. Normally males will have an overall darker bill while the females will have a lighter bill ending with a dark spot and within several day this bill distinction disappears. The most accurate gender determination is still inverting the vent and looking for the distinction. Cackle Hatchery® offers the Silver Welsh Harlequin variety of duck for sale.
- Poultry Show Class: Light
- Weights: Hen-----4 lbs Drake-----4 1/2 lbs
- Purpose: Laying and Meat Production
- Egg Color: White
- Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: Floor
- Place of Origin: Wales
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Critical, Considered a Sustainable Heritage Duck Breed.
- Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of pure Silver Welsh Harlequin Ducks since 1992.
Amazing pets, friendly, funny and the best of all we have Review by Nick
Ok, so we bought lots of ducks from Crackle...Pekins, Cuyugas and more but these Welsh are by FAR my favorite. They are hilarious, friendly, funny, active and smart as heck! (For a bird of course) We have many but decided to pickout two for 'pets' on the porch and the rest in cages for now till they are big enough for the ponds..SO loving, so nice to hold and be petted, blow dried, and hand fed. Even the 'wild' ones outside awaiting being ponded are affectionate and friendly. As the pekins ages (6 weeks) the get less hold me hold me, but not the Welshy boys. With voices now changing its hilarious to hear the quack/fart/whistle sound as the enter the teenage years ! I HIGHLY recommend these ducks. (Posted on 7/14/2016)
My first time ordering through the mail. Review by Bea
I bought 6 WH ducklings to come to northern MN. They all arrived alive and healthy. Very lively little things. All are doing well. I was very nervous some would die but not a single death and all are thriving. This was the best price I could find for the small order. Only wish that I could have bought sexed ducklings. All 5 stars and two thumbs up. (Posted on 4/17/2016)
Great Experience Review by Sofie and Dylan
We've had a great experience with Cackle Hatchery. We had ordered just 1 Welsh Harlequin, but knew it would be risky to send one by himself. So we paid for 2 more, and we were even sent a fourth. All of the ducklings arrived healthy and hungry! They each have their own personalities already. We were nervous with the shipping but the mailman was ecstatic when delivering them to our door. Thank you Cackle Hatchery for our newest additions, and the U.S Post Office for handling them with care. I will definitely be purchasing more ducklings in the future from your hatchery. (Posted on 4/15/2016)
Love my ducks Review by Cindy
I love my ducks, however I ordered 8 last year and discovered that 6 of them were male. I ended up having to get rid of 5 males because the males ganged up on the 2 females and killed one of them. I was thinking when i ordered them, that they would be about 50/50 male/female. Disappointed I spent all that money to end up with a pair of ducks. (Posted on 3/12/2016)
Thank You Cackle Hatchery Review by Kim Washington May 2015
Thank You! The chicks arrived early this morning. On little turkey did not make it;however, you sent an extra so we received the exact number of (living) birds we ordered. They are all doing very well! As always, we are very happy with out ordering experience with Cackle Hatchery! Thank you! (Posted on 1/11/2016)