The Saxony is a large, heavyweight German breed with a unique plumage color. They are a multipurpose duck and make a great addition to any small farmstead producing more than an adequate supply of meat and eggs.
Our foundation stock came from Holderread Waterfowl Farm and Preservation Center in Oregon and are show quality stock.
We started out with the lovely Saxony ducks in 2012 and they are still our favorite breed to have on the farm. We often find the Saxonys off together away from the rest of the flock usually napping in the warm sunshine or underneath the shade of a tree arising only to take an occasional stroll to the watering hole. They are beautiful waterfowl, quiet and easy going.
We have, however, recently added to our existing Saxony flock, the Welsh Harlequin and the White Layer Duck from Metzers Hatchery in California.
Our primary reason for increasing our flock and expanding to accommodate other breeds is so we can raise free range ducks to provide farm fresh eggs for ourselves and our current customers. We will on occasion hatch out ducklings to replace our stock and will advertise on this page if and when we have any available for purchase as well as older ducks who are past their egg laying prime. The Saxony females, however, will most probably live out their remaining post production years happily here at Primrose Dale.
Our next project is to build a farm pond!
First one out of the egg
Mama keeping a close watch over her brood.
First day out learning to forage.
Finding a cool spot on a hot summer's day
"Carlie", at Sunset…..Awesome Photo!
Here at Primrose Dale, we have all our ducks in a row
All Grown Up
Our Drakes Preening on a Cold Winter Morning,
Farm Fresh Eggs from Pastured Ducks
Our entire 2017 flock is currently being used in egg production and therefore we will be unable to offer any ducks for purchase this year.
Please feel free to contact us next year for an update.
Very pretty ducks
White Layer Ducks
Very talkative, comical and terrific egg producers!