The Silver Appleyard Duck is easy going, fun and easy to manage in small or large flocks. They grow very rapidly, lay very well and make a good choice for a dual-purpose domestic duck. Some have claimed they laid 200-270 eggs in a full 12 month span. The breed originated from the 1930’s by Reginald Appleyard, a well-known breeder in England. The Silver Appleyard duck was brought into the USA in the late 1960’s and become better known and shown in the 1980’s which lead them to be accepted into the American Poultry Standard of Perfection in 1998. They are bred for egg and meat production and will go broody eventually and can raise a clutch of 8-12 ducklings easily. Females can have a lot of variations in color, which allows for easy identification of individuals within the flock. The female Appleyards could be described as lighter-colored mallards. They have a lot of silver white in their face, neck and breast and dramatic feathers with dark stippling over tan on their shoulders and wings.
Interestingly enough, the male Silver Appleyard tends to get lighter in color as they age, and females tend to darken.
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Ordered Appleyards last year. Except for 1 loss to a hawk all are doing fine. Wonderful white eggs that are just fantastic. We hatched a small clutch this year so we know the drake is doing his job. Excellent birds.
We have done business with cackle hatchery and have always had a positive experience. Will be ordering from them soon for chickens.
Barely 7 months now. Fully grown. Lost one female to a predator. Of the flock remaining we are consistently receiving 3 eggs a day, no less than 2 any other day. Great foragers when given the chance that definitely lessens the feed bill. Not particularly noisy when about their business. Fully intend to hatch more of these birds to increase the flock.
I got my order and i seen lots of good reviews but i had a very bad experience, i ordered 6 hens and 3 drakes i got 6 drakes and 3 hens. I called to tell them and i was told it is not an exact science, then do not advertice you can sex them if it can not be done.
This was our first experience with Cackle Hatchery and Appleyards. We love both. The communication was great and the ducks are happy and healthy.
they are a beautiful noise breed I love them.
Great Dual Purpose Ducks!
I ordered 5 females and 1 male from Cackle. They are very healthy.
They are entertaining and fun to watch. They rule the poultry yard –much to the dismay of my Guineas, the SAs don’t put up with the Guineas’ crap 🙂 They get along well with the chickens.
They are great egg layers. Most days I’m getting an egg from each of them, occasionally I’ll have a 4 egg day and rarely I’ll have a 3 egg day from my 5 girls.
And they are so big and fat!! 🙂 I intend to hatch some of their eggs throughout next year as meat birds.
You really can’t go wrong with Silver Appleyards.
Steve and Cindy –
Beautiful and Fun
We ordered 4 female and 1 male apple yards in Spring of 2019 and all arrived safe and sound. They are beautiful and have been a pleasure to watch grow, which did not take to long! Will likely be ordering more in the future.
Apple Silveryard Ducks
We got 3 females in March and they are full grown and laying beautiful eggs, the 3 females are so beautiful and work really well with our chickens. Love them.
We have 3 Silver Appleyard Ducks. They are beautiful and happy with our other ducks, chickens, and geese.
Runamuck Farm –
We ordered from Cackle after failed attempts at another hatchery. We’re very pleased with these girls. The babies arrived healthy and happy and packaged well. Our PostMaster was just as happy as we were that we had a successful delivery!
They have grown into big, sweet, calm loves with beautiful coloring that lay eggs now. They co-exist well with my chickens and almost sound like they’re laughing at us when they all get quacking. Our neighbors love them, too.
We ordered 10 ducklings in January and received them in March. The ducklings were vigorous and docile. They grew very well and are beautiful as adults
Ordered 4 hens and 1 drake. They arrived with our Cinnamon Queens safe and sound. They grew fast and started laying between 4-5 months old. We are averaging 3 eggs a day. They have a great attitude and get along well with our flock of chickens in a large yard (1/8th acre). They are beautiful colors of browns/silvers. Thanks Cackle Hatchery!
Very curious ducks follow and watch us when doing any yard work
Love My Ducks
Absolutely love the ducks I got. Ordered a pair and both survived to adulthood. They are big bodied birds with beautiful plumage. Looking forward to ordering more next year and having duck eggs
Ordered 4F/1M for June delivery. Arrived at the PO perfectly. Now first week of August and all 5 are alive and well. Excellent growth rate. Calm demeanor as ducks go. Good forager.
This is my third order with Cackle and all have been error free. Thanks guys.
Ordered 4 Appleyard hens and 1 drake for early June 2019. (Also Toulouse and African geese) The geese arrived- the ducks didn’t. They didn’t have any. Reimbursed of course, but wish I had known that quantities were so limited that getting my ducks would be a long shot at best. (of the 10 geese, 9 survived.)
Love my Appleyards!
I love my Appleyards! They are so much fun to watch and they hang with my chickens. I will be ordering 6 more for the farm for spring 2018. Thank you Cackle Hatchery