Magpie Ducks Hatching Eggs (Free Shipping)
The Magpie was originally bred to have black-and-white markings reminiscent of those of the magpie. White, with black on the top of the head, a black back and tail, and black scapulars which form a heart-shaped black area on the back when the wings are folded. With age the black may become flecked with white or wholly white.
The birds are of medium size; drakes weigh some (5.5–7 lb), ducks (4.5–6 lb).
The Magpie is commonly reared for showing. It is also bred as a commercial or utility bird, to provide meat and eggs. As the breast is white, the carcase plucks cleanly. Ducks lay approximately 80 eggs per year; they vary in color from white to pale green. The 'Paramount' strain reared by Oliver Drake in the early twentieth century reportedly laid 185 eggs per year, and reached slaughter weight in about 11 weeks.
NOTE: We are not allowed to ship duck hatching eggs to HAWAII.