Why are my “Silver Appleyard” white?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Samwell, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Samwell

    Samwell In the Brooder

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    Hi

    I bought a trio of mini silver apple yard about one year ago. They were meant to be ‘mini silver apple yard’ but I am not sure because they are definitely larger than my call ducks. Is it right?

    However, the main question is “Why are my Silver Appleyard’s babies white?”
    About 2 months ago, they had gorgeous ducklings. Now that they are 2 months old, I can see that 4 out of six are white. How is that possible? Is that a good or a bad thing in terms of quality of the breed?

    I am just about to sell my ducklings, but they are so white and gorgeous that I am feeling a bit of pain in my heart because I am not sure whether they are going to have any more white ones in the future.

    Cheers!

    Sam
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Can you post some pictures?

    As to why the babies are white, the parents would have to be carrying white. But a pure silver appleyard shouldn't be carrying white.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    There are white Appleyard Ducks..:frow
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Did someone create the minis in white? I didn't know that; I've never seen them :)
     
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Not sure about the mini?..Your post said Appleyard. I replied to that.
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Oh, the OP has mini appleyards, not full size. So that's what I was referring to :)
     
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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I guess we are both right..:gig:wee
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I googled white mini Appleyard and only thing that came up was silver. :idunno
     
  9. Scotbear

    Scotbear Chirping

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    The silvers can and do throw whites, you breed white to white you get all whites. Holdereads has then I believe.
     
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  10. DrHawkeye07

    DrHawkeye07 Chirping

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    Holderread's website says Silver Appleyards can throw white ducklings due to genetics, but doesn't elaborate. Mini silver Appleyards are actually a completely different combination of genes to get a similar appearance, so I don't know if white ducklings can happen with them too.
     
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