Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Adult Sale List
Updated December 5, 2012
carefully! We are in the beginning stages of grading the
young birds and taking our annual census, which means we have some
information on availability of adult geese and ducks. As we
continue the grading process, we will continue to add birds to the
THE FOLLOWING FINE
QUALITY MATURE BIRDS will be available soon for shipping or pick-up
at the farm. Some of the varieties offered here are extremely
rare. Those varieties followed by an asterisk* are sold
only as adults.
CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN
REPORTING MANY FINE WINS from the summer and fall shows.
Just a few examples: we sent Gray Calls to a customer
who received them on a Friday, he took to them to a show the next
day and won Champion Waterfowl. Another customer won Reserve
Bantam Waterfowl at the 2009 APA National in Illinois with a Black
East Indie he raised out of a pair we sent him last fall. A Magpie
out of our stock took Reserve Champion Waterfowl at the APA
Semi-annual in Hamburg NY in May of this year. Our waterfowl have
many generations of careful breeding behind them, which makes it
possible for us to offer world-class show birds in addition to
excellent foundation breeding stock to enrich your breeding program.
BECAUSE OUR MAIN MISSION
has been the preservation of rare breeds, we have kept multiple
strains of each breed we work with here at The Preservation Center.
Unfortunately, due to the drastic increases in the costs of feed,
bedding and other supplies needed to maintain such a large number of
waterfowl matings, we are needing to reduce our number of breeding
birds. This means we are offering some premium mature ducks
and geese that in the past would have been kept for our breeding
TO INSURE THEIR HEALTH,
our flocks are routinely blood tested and inspected by the
Oregon Department of Agriculture. Unless a customer requests
otherwise, we worm all birds leaving The Preservation Center with
Ivermectin so that you will know the last time they were wormed.
All the birds offered here been carefully graded according to their breed
standards and are priced accordingly. See
Adult Birds Price List page for details of price categories.
IF YOU FIND ANY BIRDS
listed below that you want, reserve them by calling or
e-mailing us. We will hold them for you if payment is
received within 5 workdays.
THANK YOU TO ALL who
have purchased stock from the Preservation Center over the years and
thus helped finance our mission to save some of the world's rarest
varieties of domestic waterfowl from extinction. We could not
do this work without you!
that the following listings for geese, ducks and bantams is only a
partial listing since we are just beginning the process of updating
the birds that are available. If you're interested in something not on the
list, feel free to email or phone us regarding availability.
The winningest line of Africans over the last three decades. Show
quality birds at $100, $150, $200, & $250 per bird.
Giant White Embden
Show birds at $100,
$150, $200 & $250 per bird.
Buff African (photo):
Pairs and females available. Breeder quality at $100/bird.
Show quality at $150, $200 & $300/bird.
Tufted Roman (photo):
Pairs, trios and quads: Breeder quality $55/bird. Show
quality at $100, $150, $200, & $250/bird. Elite show quality at
quality drakes at $50 and $100/bird
Call Ducks*: (photo) Petite cuties in Gray, Butterscotch
and the rare "Spots". --More info on
Snowys are the snowy pattern on a dusky base, Spots are the snowy
pattern on a mallard base. Spots, which appear similar to Snowys
(and many people cannot see the difference) tend to be
lighter...females being primarily white and gray. Snowys have more
tans, browns & oranges. Spots were quite popular back in the
70s/80s in New England, but are quite rare now. Spots are
$100/pair for breeder quality birds. ---more info on
currently available Butterscotch: this line of
Butterscotch is not closely related to the most common lines of
Butterscotch. While they are a little large to do well in
stiff competition, the females typically have exceptional color;
these breeder quality birds at $90/pair and $40/drake will produce
some smaller offspring.
Silkie Ducks: (photo)
Extremely rare and interesting little ducks with lacy feathering.
Outstanding foragers, friendly and good setters.
Heterozygous (normal feathered) Silkies:
These are an excellent source for improved reproduction and new
colors in Silkies. Mating two heterozygous birds produces 25%
silkie feathered and 75% normal feathered offspring. A
heterozygous mated to homozygous produces 50% silkie and 50% normal
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