|Welsh Harlequin Ducks|
Let me give you some other information about Welsh Harlequin ducks. They originate from Wales and are a fairly new breed. They came from Khaki Campbell only about 60 years ago and were introduced in the US about 35 years ago. All male ducks are called drakes, and the Welsh Harlequin drakes have a very distinctive black neck with a yellow bill. The female has a greenish black bill and the head is white, like pretty much its entire body. They are said to be good foragers, which we have experienced first hand, and can produce 250 eggs per year. Given that they are much larger on average than a chicken egg, that means it really produces more egg by weight than even the most prolific chickens can produce. As we have also found, given that they are white they can be more easily spotted by birds of prey.