The news is Holderread sold all his Ancona breeders. Ancona ducks are no longer listed on his website. I was thinking about getting Anconas since they are being portrayed as being rare but supposedly the best layers of large eggs among dual purpose duck breeds, calm, excellent foragers, attractive with their varied plumage, and heavy enough to make a decent roasted duck. Sounds like a dream duck breed. However if there is no major hatchery or breeder in US supporting this breed, Ancona duck future in US does not look good. To my best knowledge the only significant player left carring Anconas is Cackle hatchery. Any comments or thoughts about it?