Originated from the 1930’s by Reginald Appleyard, the Silver Appleyard Duck is a big, easy going, colorful and easy to manage bird. They grow very rapidly, lay very well and make a good choice for a dual purpose domestic duck. Some have claimed they can lay 200-270 yearly eggs! They also have tender and gourmet quality meat with very little fat. The females can also hatch and raise their own ducklings easily. Truly a multi-purpose duck breed!