Live Waterfowl

For Sale:

Current birds as of Feb 4, 2024:

Jan 27, 2024 Hatch: Two white Muscovy ducklings.
Feb 02, 2024 Hatch: One white Muscovy duckling.

Price List for Ancona/Pekin/Muscovy ducks (per each duck/duckling):
Day old to 1 week – $8
1 week to 2 weeks – $9
2 weeks to 3 weeks – $10
etc. at $1 / week until max is reached.
Max: Pekin / Muscovy Males = $30; Muscovy Females / Ancona = $25

Price List for Embden Geese (per each goose/gosling):
Day old to 1 week – Males = $15; Females = $25
1 week to 2 weeks – Males = $16.50; Females = $26.50
2 weeks to 3 weeks – Males = $18; Females = $28
etc. at $1.50 / week until max price reached of Males = $75; Females = $125
Proven Breeders = $225/pair

Price List for Pilgrim Geese (per each goose/gosling):
Day old to 1 week – Males = $20; Females = $50
1 week to 2 weeks – Males = $21.50; Females = $51.50
2 weeks to 3 weeks – Males = $23; Females = $53
etc. at $1.50 / week until max price reached of Males = $90; Females = $150
Proven Breeders = $275/pair

Please contact us to discuss the ducklings and goslings we have upcoming, or to reserve some birds.

Eggs for Hatching

Our Duck Eggs for Hatching are not available now. If they were the price would be ($24.00 / dozen for Ancona/Pekin/Muscovy eggs). If we have any Pilgrim Goose eggs available for hatching (not likely), they will be $7.50/each (2 for $15).

Our Breeders (NOT for Sale):

Pilgrim Geese

  • One mature gander (from Metzer in California) and three mature geese raised from Wake Forest (NC), Maryland, and California stock.

Embden Geese

  • I have two sources of Embden Geese.  One source are from Show Quality Geese.  The other source are from Metzer.  

Ancona Ducks

  • Breeder flocks originally from Virginia and North Carolina.

Muscovy Ducks:

  • Four hens.  They were all hatched around February 2021 and are from the west New Bern area.
  • One drake and three hens.  These are from the western part of North Carolina.

Pekin Ducks:

  • Ducklings originally from Tractor Supply in March 2022.  These are EXCELLENT egg layers!

Gray Call Ducks:

  • I just enjoy watching them!


Ducklings now hatching in 2024

Ducklings now hatching in 2024


Gray Call Ducks - Best in Show at NC State Fair 2023

Gray Call Ducks – Best in Show at NC State Fair 2023






The 7 Embden goslings we saved as breeders in Nov 2023. Two ganders and a goose are from show quality stock. The other 4 geese are the best of 16 we ordered from Metzer.

The 7 Embden goslings we saved as breeders in Nov 2023. Two ganders and a goose are from show quality stock. The other 4 geese are the best of 16 we ordered from Metzer.


Pilgrim goslings with Pekin ducklings

Pilgrim goslings with Pekin ducklings


Pekin Start of Hatch March 2023

Pekin Start of Hatch March 2023


Pekin Hens playing in their water!


Eight Pilgrim goslings hatched 13 Apr 2022.


The last Pilgrim Geese hatched in the incubator in 2021 (I hope, lol). Yes, these are for sale too…


The two ganders in the front (one goose followed by two ganders) were hatched early June 2021. These are the only two that are for sale in this picture.


Yea, they pretty much move as a group…


All 14 ducklings from the Virginia batch of ducklings. I heard some “quacks” out of the group today, so soon I will know how many drakes and hens I have…


Five hens and one drake. My future “setters.” The drake (far back) has just a trace of black on the top of his head. I did buy one dark hen. Otherwise, I like the white ones…


My flock summer of 2021.


Fifteen (15) ducklings hatched from a Virginia source. I have another 21 fertile eggs in the incubator from a North Carolina source. It’s a start, but I really need more… 🙂


They seem very content, and constantly talk to each other, but no nest yet… Then the gander somehow flew off… Another gander is on the way…


Seven (7) eggs in early November 2017. Certainly wasn’t expecting this until Spring 2018…


Young geese hatched in 2017 on patrol by the donkey pen. You never know if the donkeys might spill something… 🙂


Pilgrim Geese Goslings – Spring 2017

Pilgrim Geese:

As a little history lesson, it is difficult to tease the facts from the romance in the origin of the Pilgrim goose. Popularly thought to have come to America with the pilgrims, the Pilgrim goose, as we know it, is a recently developed breed. The sex of both goslings and mature Pilgrim geese can be distinguished by the color. This is known as auto-sexing.

The Pilgrim goose is known for being calm and personable. It is one of two American goose breeds that is sexually dimorphic (auto-sexing), the other being the Cotton Patch breed. Day-old males are silver-yellow with light-colored bills, in contrast to the olive-gray females with their darker bills. Adult ganders [males] are mostly white, usually with gray rumps (which are covered by the wings) and traces of color in the tail and wings. Mature geese [females] are soft dove-gray with varying amounts of white in their faces. Bills and legs are orange in both sexes, while the eyes are blue in ganders and dark brown in geese.

Breed Facts



Egg Color:

Egg Size:

Market Weight:
10 – 12 lbs


Source: The Livestock Conservancy

Ancona Ducks:

For many years, the origin of Ancona ducks was speculated as being British. However, after extensive searches in the United States and Great Britain, newly found information points to the breed being created in America.

The strongest piece of evidence comes from an article published in the 1913 edition of the Water Fowl Club of America Yearbook. In it, W. J. Wirt of Ridge View Farms in Knowlesville, New York, announced the development of the “Ancona,” a new duck breed he named after the Ancona fowl. The new breed was bred from a combination of several standard duck breeds.

Shortly after, Anconas began to enter poultry shows in the Northeast. In the February 1915 issue of Poultry Item magazine and the 1915 American Poultry Yearbook, Anconas were mentioned in the announcements of two first-place wins in a Boston show by Willdum Duckery of Rowley, Massachusetts. Based on this evidence, Ancona ducks are currently designated as an American breed.

Ancona Ducks

The Ancona averages 6 to 6.5 pounds and is a bit stockier than its close relative, the Magpie duck. It has a medium-sized oval head, a medium-length bill that’s slightly concave along the top line, an average neck that arches forward slightly, and a body carriage that’s 20 to 30 degrees above horizontal. The broken, mottled plumage is unique among ducks for, like Holstein cattle, there is no set design. “Any combination of white and color is acceptable as long as there are obvious broken areas on the head, backs, sides, and underbody.” The neck is normally solid white, bills are yellow with dark green or black spotting, and the legs and feet are orange with black or brown markings that increase with age. (Holderread, 2001)

Varieties include Black and White, Blue and White, Chocolate and White, Silver and White, Lavender and White, and Tricolored. Chocolate is a sex-linked recessive trait. If a chocolate drake mates with a black duck, all female offspring will be chocolate, while all male offspring will be black. A black drake mated to a chocolate duck produces all black offspring. Only male offspring will carry the sex-linked recessive chocolate gene. (Holderread, 1985)

The Ancona is a hardy, adaptable, all-purpose duck. It’s an excellent layer, typically laying 210 to 280 white, cream, or blue eggs yearly. The Ancona also grows relatively quickly and produces high-quality meat that’s more flavorful and less fatty than most Pekin ducks. Anconas are well suited for situations where they can forage for some of their food and are capable of eating large “banana” slugs. “They make excellent pond or yard ducks since they tend to stay close to home, do not fly under normal conditions, and are large enough so that they are less likely to be preyed upon by winged predators. Typically, they have moderately calm temperaments and make fine pets.” (Holderread, 2001)

“As with all rare breeds, it is especially important to choose stock birds that are vigorous, free of physical deformities, and have classic breed traits. Since it is an excellent layer, productivity should be given a high priority in breeders. To produce the highest percentage of offspring with unique patterns, select birds with definite colored areas under their eyes and at least a bit of color in their chests. Avoid specimens that are either solid white or primarily colored with a white bib.” (Holderread, 2001) While the Ancona is not recognized by the American Poultry Association, one breeder suggests the ideal aesthetic is three-quarters white plumage and one-quarter colored.

There is a critical need for more conservation breeders of Ancona ducks. Their excellent laying ability, tasty meat, and calm dispositions make them a great addition to any small farmstead or backyard producer’s flock.

Breed Facts


Meat, Eggs

Egg Color:
White, Tinted, Blue-green, Spotted

Egg Size:

Market Weight:
5-6 lbs

Docile, Active

Source: The Livestock Conservancy