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

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

Another miniature Silver Appleyard hen
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson


Silver Appleyard ducklings
Photo courtesy of Sue Flude


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