Breeding Silver and White Appleyards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by monkeemakr, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. monkeemakr

    monkeemakr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one white Appleyard that Holderread's threw in when I ordered more Silvers for my flock. Anyone have any idea what will happen if I allow her to breed to a Silver drake? Is the white dominate, or will some Silvers hatch out?
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    we cull all ducks who are too dark or if we ever get a white popping up it too will be culled. Both dark and the whites can happen and are not acceptable per the standard. They make for a fine processed bird, but not something to keep and breed if you are focused on maintaining the breed per the APA SOP.
     
  3. monkeemakr

    monkeemakr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Looks like she is going to be confined to the laying pen.
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    good choice, we try to sell the girls as layers and butcher the drakes who dont meet standard
     
  5. iambebabeba

    iambebabeba Out Of The Brooder

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    But if you did breed a white appleyard to another white would the offspring be all white or would there be some that have correct coloring ? Just wondering because mine all lay together and I haven't separated them out.
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could always use her as a brooding duck though, alot of ducks that dont meet apa standards are used for incubating other eggs :)
     
  7. iambebabeba

    iambebabeba Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try that. But she lays with everyone else so I don't know which eggs are hers to not hatch. I'm just hope some would have proper markings . Thanks
     

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