Ducklings: Silver Appleyard
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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.
- Although your waterfowl order will need to be picked up from your local post office, please provide us with your physical address when placing your order. We cannot accept P.O. Box numbers for orders.
- The minimum order of day-old ducklings shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.