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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:42 pm 
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Hi all, I have just purchased these 2 Appleyards as I know nothing about them I was wondering if they are good enough to show or just nice backyard birds?

Thanks in advance Alyson

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:49 pm 
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Nice birds Alyson BUT not pure .
TOO much eye line on the duck and not enough on the drake ( in fact none I acn see )
Duck is much too dark and for that matter the drake .


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:56 pm 
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they look like they could have a bit of saxony in them...especially the female...or is that just me?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:03 pm 
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Drake Harlequin and yes duck Saxony X (by colouring )


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:04 pm 
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yay i got it right :woot:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:40 pm 
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Just wondering were these sold to you as Large Silver Appleyards or Bantams?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:48 pm 
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Hi, The were sold to me as silver appleyards, The lady didn't say whether they were large or bantams.
I didn't pay very much for them so I'm not really worried, they will look nice floating on our dam.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:02 pm 
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Martin Holmes wrote:
Drake Harlequin and yes duck Saxony X (by colouring )


i see no trates associated with the blue dilution found in saxony's to make any possible educated guess that there is saxony involved.

we keep some great examples of the appleyard ducks and what you have there are not show birds, nor ones we would use for breeding, Lovely backyard pets though!

drake lacks restriction markings on the face and front of the throat/neck, but he also lacks his curly tail feathers, suggesting he might be young, and the facial marking may slowly start to show with age, but unlikely, he also lacks the broken claret chest of an appleyard. lower abdomen and flank area is the wrong colour, and claret on coverts is a no, no.
we will side with M Holmes and also suggest harlequin gene in the drake, AND also in the duck, as she show signs of a hood, she is also lacking the fawn colour of the female appleyard. judging by thier shape and the fence in the background i'd say they we meant to be minature's


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:13 am 
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Hope RnB doesn't mind that I borrowed their photo, but this is a good example of very nice minature Appleyard females, particularly the bird with the band. Something to help you compare Alyson. Your minatures will look lovely floating on the dam & will provide you with hours of delightful entertainment. Cheers :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:09 pm 
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I thought I should probably post a query about my appleyard here rather than start a new thread - what do you think of my large appleyard drake? He's name is Jack after Jack Hackett in the show Father Ted - as he shares a love of 'drink', 'girls'... and something else :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:27 pm 
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alyson their nice pets,robertsonquackers their pretty handy runners and the appleyards are pretty handy fowl as well


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:56 pm 
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What colour are his wingfronts robertsonquackers? His small covert feathers are covered by thigh feather & can't clearly see?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:04 am 
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Hi Rollyard,

His wingfronts have grey and white feathers... I have to admit I could not inspect them very closely, he needs some training, he's a real fighter right now :aaargh:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:35 pm 
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robertsonquackers...your drakes a nice boy, hard to tell just how big he is, but looks to have good shape, although a couple of asspects arent to our liking, we'd use him to breed with for a season and select from there..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:50 pm 
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Hi RnBs Waterfowl - I've PM'd you - would love to hear your full feedback :-)

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