Meat-Type Ducks


Ancona-  A very colorful, spotted or pied colored duck.  This is the breed for the individual that wants just one breed but cannot decide upon a color.  They are good layers and a good meat bird.  They range in color from blue or black to a pied and chocolate color.  Sold as mixed colors only.  The ducklings are darling with their unique color patterns.  Most of ours will be black spotted, with some blue and an occasional chocolate. Since we first obtained these in 1997  we have never found the chocolate colored variety to be very vigorous. We are continuing to work on that issue. Ducklings $6.00 each (30)

Black Cayuga

Black Cayuga- Pure black with a greenish purple cast in the sunlight.  First eggs of the season are a purple black in color.  They are good layers and excellent for meat.  They are an old breed and have excellent flesh quality. Ducklings are a nice dark black color. We constantly select for the dark colored eggs and colorful feather color. We have maintained this variety since 1989.  Ducklings $6.00 each (15)  

Black Magpie

Black Magpie-  a medium sized breed that has a black cap on the top of the head with black markings on the rest of the body. They are an active breed and lay quite well. We have maintained this breed since 1993.  Ducklings $7.00 each (5)

Blue Magpie

Blue Magpie- similar to the black except the color. Also remember that with blue color you will get some "silver" or splash  like offspring. These will almost look a off white in color with no distinct cap. We have maintained this breed since 1993. Ducklings $7.00 (5)SOLD OUT FOR 2020

Blue Cayuga

Blue Cayuga- Large size, deep blue color, truly striking in appearance.  They are a beautiful sight as a group on a fresh cover of snow. Remember with all blue fowl some non-blue offspring occur.  The 25% that are a silver color from this mating are also rather attractive in appearance.  Select away from the ones which occasionally show white in the body. As they age just like people  get white hair they get  white in their feathers. I have had some 8-10 year old hens that turn almost pure white. We have maintained this breed since 1991.  Ducklings $6.00 each (10)

Blue Swedish

Blue Swedish- A good egg laying and dual purpose breed with blue feathers and a white bib.  Remember that you can get a Splash called Silver and a Black from a Blue to Blue mating. They are a nice colorful  and easy to manage breed. Originally they were developed for egg production and dual purpose as a meat bird. We have maintained this breed since 1993.  Ducklings $6.00 each (15)


Buff- Soft buff color, gentle, a good source of pets for children, also for eggs and meat.  They are an easy breed to dress and are nice and plump.   They are one of gentlest of the breeds we have and are very people adaptable.  We have maintained this breed since 1990. Ducklings $6.00 each (10)

Chocolate Cayuga

Chocolate Cayuga - After years of selection and breeding we have produced a chocolate colored, full sized duck.  Mild mannered and Cayuga in type and size.  Still have a few quirks, but hopefully, they will be consistent. Ducklings are deep chocolate in color.  Ducklings $7.00 (5)


Pekin- Large, white feathered with bright orange bills. Ducklings are a bright yellow.These will get good sized for butchering and are good producers of eggs as well. They are however large and voracious eaters.  We select for large size and rapid growth. We have maintained this breed since 1992 Ducklings $5.00 each (20)


Rouen- Large, exhibition type, not the common, commercial strain.These have the large underbelly that drags the ground and with the added baggage are not  able to move quite as fast. We have maintained this breed since 2000. Ducklings $5.00 each (30)


Saxony- German breed, 4 to 6 lbs (dressed weight).  Drakes are a buffy color with a blue grey head, back and wings and a chestnut burgundy breast.  Hens are buff colored with white facial stripes.  These are large and personable ducks that are easy to be around and care for, they tend to run toward you rather than away. They tend to lay rather large eggs that sometimes do  not hatch as well. We have maintained this breed since 1993. Ducklings $7.00 each (10) 

Silver Appleyard

Silver Appleyard- Drakes are like a Welsh Harlequin in color, but much larger in size.  Hens are a mottled tannish color.  First imported from Britain to the U.S. in 1982.  A great deal of variability exists in the coloring of the hens. While we  find these ducks to be very attractive  we constantly struggle with getting them to hatch at a decent rate despite the fact they lay quite well. Ducklings are a distinct color with black on the head and tail.  We have maintained this breed since 1993.  Ducklings $7.00 each (5) 

White Crested

White Crested- Pure white, orange bills and feet, large white crests.  Very ornamental.  Ducklings are particularly adorable with the  nice little crests. We have maintained this breed since 1993. Ducklings $6.00 each (10)

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