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The Appleyard was developed in the 1940s by the famous duck breeder Reginald Appleyard in West Suffolk. He was trying to create the perfect duck with the right combination of \'beauty, size, lots of big white eggs, and deep, long, wide breast\'. It is based on a cross between the large breeds of Rouen, Pekin and Aylesbury. Minature Appleyards were created by Tom Bartlett in the 1970/80\'s.


The Appleyard is a large and heavily set bird. It grows quickly and makes a good table bird. They look very stylish with a classical yellow beak and orange legs and feet. They are quiet and well suited to being kept at home.


There is only one standard colour, Silver. You can also get this breed in miniature.



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- Harry, 26 July 2014

I have a mini Appleyard duck, Kayuga drake, and a Runner duck. The Appleyard is a very good breed and a funny breed to me because my little apple goes crazy when i refill my duck pond with fresh water. Apple is the leder of the flock and Apple yard's are very good layers and have lots of Appearances.

           Lovely duck for first time

- John, 15 July 2014

Lay like the clappers all the way through the year with a bulb in a house. slow down when they are malting .

           Amazing the BEST

- Bobby, 23 January 2013

They are the ultimate duck there is no better

           A great bread!

- Will, 17 July 2012

I have got two silver appleyards, one duck and one drake I got them at two weeks from a breeder in Wales. I have had them for 2 months they settled in very well and now are happily free ranging with my nine hens and are very curious about every thing. They are very hardy and will be out in all weathers. With all of this and there vibrant colours I think that this is one of the best breads of duck.


Breeders Clubs for Appleyards

British Waterfowl Association



Tel: 01892 740212

Domestic Waterfowl Club



Tel: 01488 638014

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