Harlequins are wonderfully practical! They begin laying 240-330 white eggs at about 5-7 months. eggs grade as "extra-large". They are also active foragers, excellent producers of lean meat, beautifully colored and pluck almost as cleanly as white birds when dressed for meat. Welsh Harlequin ducks can also make an outstanding dressed duck as their underfeathers are almost exclusively white making their carcass as pretty as a Pekin.