There goes the flock! With two silver Appleyard ducks in tow, its not exactly a gaggle anymore; its a mixed flock of wacky waterfowl!
We would like to introduce our Silver Appleyard Duck and Drake, Paprika and Coriander. Paprika is a great little layer. She has given us an egg everyday since we got her. Duck eggs are great for baking; making cakes moister and fluffier than chicken eggs. We are hoping that Paprika will choose to brood some of her eggs for us shortly.
Coriander is a laid back sort of fellow. He quacks very quietly when we come near and shows no aggression towards us at all. He has however, postured toward our pesky border collie, Joey. He hasn’t quite figured out if Joey is overeager to make friends or wants to take a bite of is delicious self.
Silver Appleyards are a beautiful dual purpose breed (meat and eggs). The male has a mostly green head like a mallard while the female is brown and tan.