Silver Appleyard Ducks

A very nice Appleyard drake
Photo courtesy of Matt Stillman

The Silver Appleyard was developed in Britain during the 1930s and '40s by Reginald Appleyard, a widely known breeder of domestic waterfowl. He was trying to produce "The Ideal Duck."

The drakes are quick to mature and make fine table fowl. The 7-8 pound duck is an excellent layer of large white eggs. The duck is silvery-white with a heavy flecking of fawn on her back. The 8-9 pound drake has a beetle green head and neck and his throat is white with fawn markings. Add to this his silver-white neck ring, breast, wing coverts, and tail tip and you have a very handsome bird. Beak should be yellow, legs and feet orange, and eyes dark hazel.

This breed also appears as the Miniature Appleyard.


Silver Appleyard Links:

Little House Poultry Farm's Silver Appleyard Ducks

Appleyard Ducks at Kintaline Farm Poultry and Waterfowl Centre, Oban, Argyll, Scotland, UK

Miniature Silver Appleyards at e-chickens

Silver Appleyards at Bill Braden's Land of Tobe Poultry

Bantam Ducks Discussion Board

Boondocker's Appleyards

Cirrus Hill Farm

Appleyards at Snyder's Waterfowl

Appleyards at Heritage and Rare Poultry s


Nice Silver Appleyard ducks
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Miniature Silver Appleyard young duck, Best Waterfowl, UK, in 2002
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A couple of young Silver Appleyard drakes
Photo courtesy of Barb Schuetz

A Miniature Silver Appleyard drake from the UK
Photo courtesy of Jed Dwight

A young female
Photo courtesy of Katrin Becker

Side and top views of an Appleyard duck
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A flock of young Appleyards
Photo courtesy of Pam Marshall

A Peach Appleyard drake and his head
Photos courtesy of Josh Snyder

The same flock from above
Photo courtesy of Pam Marshall

All grown up!
Photo courtesy of Pam Marshall

A pair of very good Silver Appleyards from the UK
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Two pairs of Silver Appleyards, females on left
Photos courtesy of Megan Bowden

A Blue Cream Appleyard hen
Photo courtesy of Josh Snyder

Another miniature Silver Appleyard hen
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson


Silver Appleyard ducklings
Photo courtesy of Sue Flude


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