This duck was developed by Reginald Appleyard to be not only large and beautiful, but to lay a greater number of white eggs. Originally bred in Bury St. Edmund, England, they were brought to the United States in the 1960’s and became popular in 1984. They are usually 8-9 pound birds, with a bright colored bill (either yellow or orange) and creamy, gray, brown, fawn, and buff markings. The male has a green head, and both he and the female will have a bright blue cross-stripe on their wings. They’re great birds for pets, decoration, eggs, and gourmet eating, with a calm temperament and beautiful appearance.
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