Do Silver Appleyards ever go broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by honeydoll, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking into breeds I would like to raise. I like the Silver Appleyards(?) but would like to know if they go broody. Does anyone know? I cannot find an answer to this question anywhere. Thanks in advance. Also do they fly well?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Honeydoll,

    My wife has some and we have had them go broody.
    Ours didn't star going broody till they were around 2 years old.
    Just keep in mind that Appleyards were bred to be a meat type bird (like the Pekin) and in turn dont go broody as often as a "egg production" type duck.

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  3. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chris. You have been very helpful. [​IMG]
     
  4. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    This is a breed I would be interested to find out more about because I recently got some Silver Appleyard Calls.
     
  5. Snakeman

    Snakeman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 Silver Appleyards. They have just reached maturity and I don't know if they'll go broody. I am very interested to see the responses you get.

    As far as flight, they are much too heavy to fly. The best they can do is about a 3 foot hop. They also seem to be clumsier than my other ducks. lol
     
  6. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah. And wayyyyyyyy louder than anything but the Pekins we have. [​IMG] They are the gourmet roasting duck though and lay big beautiful eggs.[​IMG]
     

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