Dive into the world of poultry elegance with Valley Hatchery’s Blue Swedish Ducklings, a breed that’s as charming as it is useful! These medium-sized, dual-purpose darlings are a delightful blend of German origin and European flair, having flourished in the Pomeranian region under the Swedish Kingdom before making their grand debut in the USA in the late 19th century.
Sporting an eye-catching bluish or black slate plumage accented with a fashionable white bib, these ducks are the epitome of style. The males turn heads with their dark blue heads and greenish bills, while the females keep it chic with a monochromatic look. Their reddish-brown legs, adorned with greyish-black markings, add to their distinct appeal. Whether you choose the striking blue or the elegant black variety, these ducks are sure to be the talk of your pond.
But it’s not all about good looks; these ducks are also high achievers. Known for laying a bountiful clutch of 120-185 large to extra-large eggs annually, these eggs come in an array of colors – white, tinted, blue, gray, or green – weighing a solid 80-95 grams each. These hardy foragers, similar in size to the Rouen duck, boast a calm temperament, making them perfect for both novice and experienced bird keepers.
Weighing in at a sturdy 5-6.25 lbs, the Blue Swedish Duck is not just a pretty face; it’s also a reliable source of meat, thanks to its heritage that traces back to northern England and Poland. These ducks, which are slow to mature but worth the wait, exhibit a uniform bluish slate plumage with some feathers laced in darker shades, carrying a dash of white on their wings and breast.
Valley Hatchery’s Blue Swedish Ducklings are a testament to resilience and beauty. Whether you’re looking for a moderate egg layer, a good meat source, or simply a gorgeous addition to your backyard, these ducks tick all the boxes. Welcome a piece of European elegance to your farm with our Blue Swedish Ducklings – where sophistication meets practicality!
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