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Anyone have Saxony ducks or Silver Appleyards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crissycriss, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This comming spring i want to get me some of them from Holderreads waterfowl. I would love to hear how you feel about yours and if they are good dual purpose breeds.Do they atleast lay as good as the pekin.
    Oh and i need pictures as babies and adults please!!!!! Ineed my daily if
     
  2. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This comming spring i want to get me some of them from Holderreads waterfowl. I would love to hear how you feel about yours and if they are good dual purpose breeds.Do they atleast lay as good as the pekin.
    Oh and i need pictures as babies and adults please!!!!! Ineed my daily if[/quote



    Sorry my phone keeps messing up.Wouldnt let me fix it.
    Was supposed to say i need my dailt fix to hold me over. LOL!!!!!
     
  3. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Crested :)

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  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    We have true Silver Appleyards, culling all non standard traits from small body to crests to off coloring.


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    they are the best layers of the meat class of duck, ours forage very well, and are not any where as loud as pekin.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  5. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have either, but I love the Saxony ducks. I think their coloring is beautiful. According to Holderread, they are not as good as some, but are still good egg layers.

    "Eggs & Meat: If you want ducks that combine good egg production and large meat birds of gourmet quality, we recommend Silver Appleyards and Saxonies. For high egg yields and excellent meat birds of medium size, Anconas, Harlequins and Magpies are hard to beat. Campbells, Hook Bills and Runners are lean, high-quality, medium-small meat birds when butchered in prime condition."
     
  6. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CelticOaks thank you for sharing your pictures lovely ducks you have.
     
  7. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely ducks very pretty.Thanks for sharing.
     

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