Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus
Other common names: White Layer
The White Layer Duck is a crossbred duck developed by in 1999 by U.S. poultry breeder Metzer Farms. According to Metzer Farms, "The White Layer was developed several years after the Golden 300 Hybrid 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 Phillipinos, Vietnamese and other southeast Asia populations."
Suitable housing: Free range during the day, or large pen
Capable of flight: No
Weight: 4.5 - 5.75 lbs
Noise level: Average
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: White
Meat production: Fair, but not generally raised for meat
What else you should know:
According to Metzer Farms, "The White Layer has equal egg production to the Golden 300 Hybrid. 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."
little pond, friendly pet
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