Breeding stock and hatching eggs available in limited quantities in spring 2017
The big and beautiful Silver Appleyard Duck is a heritage breed developed in Great Britain during the 1930's by Reginald Appleyard.
They are considered a tri-purpose breed in that they are great for not only meat and eggs, but their stunning plumage is beautiful for craft projects.
They are currently considered threatened by the Livestock Conservancy.
In the spring of 2014 we acquired our breeding stock from the Holderread Farm and Preservation Center. From this group we have selected the best breeders, and processed the rest.
|2 days old|
This summer (2016) we began hatching eggs to help build up our flock.
Because of this, we have a variety of colors pop up in our hatches: standard silver, blue, white and even mallard.
|One of this year's drakes|
|One of our handsome 2016 blue drakes|
|One of this spring's loveliest hens (retained for breeding)|
|A gorgeous lightly marked blue hen|
|Another lovely blue drake|
|Hen 16 wks (still in molt)|
|Drakelet 14 wks|
|Hen 14 wks|
We should begin selling breeding stock and hatching eggs in Spring 2017.