The Silver Appleyard was developed in the 1930's by Reginald Appleyard near Bury St. Edmonds, England. They were developed to be a very attractive, docile large duck that was a prolific layer of large white eggs. They are considered one of the best egg layers of the large breed ducks and offer a very lean and flavorful gourmet meat. The Silver Appleyard became a recognized breed with the American Poultry Association in 2001. According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy the Silver Appleyard is listed as Critical with a great need for more conservation breeders.
Adult Sizes: Male approximately 9 lbs Female approximately 8 lbs Class Heavy Egg Production: up 250 eggs/year Egg Size: Large Egg Color: White