Ducklings: Silver Appleyard
Description:Among the heavy weight ducks, the Silver Appleyard is one of the most active foragers and is reputedly the best egg layer. They often hatch and raise their own ducklings. This breed was developed by Reginald Appleyard of England in the 1930's.
The males have dark brown eyes, yellow or greenish-colored bills, orange feet and legs, reddish brown feathers on their chest and shoulders, a creamy or white colored underside, wings that are gray and white with a bright blue cross stripe, and dark bronze tail feathers. The females also have brown eyes and wings marked with the bright blue cross stripe but they have a yellow or orange bill with a black bean, yellow or orange feet and legs, and plumage that is whitish with brown and gray markings. Silver Appleyards will weigh 7-9 lbs and the females will lay 120-175 large to extra-large white eggs weighing 85-95 grams per year.
Our ducks will fully integrate with all the other breeds that we offer.
If you want purebred ducklings hatching from your ducks, make sure you
separate your ducks by breed during the mating season. Or you can let
your ducks cross and see what different shapes and colors you will get
with their ducklings.
* We can ship as few as two baby ducklings or goslings!
* All orders ship via USPS Priority Mail service.
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* You'll get the best shipping price if you order more than 15 waterfowl babies, due to the special care with which small orders must be packaged. The smallest orders of 2-9 ducklings will double or even triple your shipping rate, whereas small orders of 10-15 will add in the neighborhood of 50% more to your price (depending on your distance from our hatchery).
* Ducklings and goslings have special needs which are different from those of baby chicks. Read more, here
* Breed photos may not be representative of the parent breeding stock. In some cases our photos are of winning exhibition lines of poultry. Unless noted otherwise, we do not source from exhibition lines.