Breeds List
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Breeds List

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THE DOMESTIC DUCK AND GOOSE BREEDS bred here at Holderread Waterfowl Farm & Preservation Center are listed below.  Some breeds have more than one variety. Varieties are distinguished from one another by their plumage color or some other distinctive physical characteristics. 

A WEB PAGE ON EACH BREED will be posted as time allows.  Breed information is available in Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, The Book of Geese and Breed Bulletins.  These publications were authored by Dave Holderread and can be ordered from our catalog. 

MATURE BIRDS AND DAY-OLDS ARE SOLD and shipped in most breeds we raise.  However, those varieties with an asterisk* are sold only as mature birds.  Ducklings and goslings are available from late March through early June.  Because mature birds produce a fair amount of body heat, for their well being, adults are shipped only during cool weather.  Our main shipping season for adult stock is October to February. When available, mature birds can be picked-up at the Preservation Center the year round.  See Adult Sales List for mature birds currently available.

BREEDS  THAT ARE HIGH-LIGHTED in the list below can be viewed by clicking on the breed name.

Duck Breeds & Varieties    

THE AMERICAN POULTRY ASSOCIATION divides breeds of ducks into four classes based on body weight.  The following breeds and varieties are raised and studied here at The Preservation Center.

HEAVY WEIGHT DUCK CLASS

  • Silver Appleyard Ducks

  • Saxony Ducks

MEDIUM WEIGHT DUCK CLASS

  • Black Cayuga Ducks

  • Golden Cascade Ducks

LIGHT WEIGHT DUCK CLASS

  • Dutch Hook Bill Ducks:  White Bibbed Dusky, Dusky, White, Aleutian, Snowy, Golden, & Gray)

  • Runner Ducks (sometimes called Indian Runner):  Black, Blue, Fawn & White, Penciled, Silver, White, Trout, Blue Trout, Saxony, Dusky, Blue Dusky, Khaki, Cinnamon, Golden, Aleutian, Blue Aleutian, Blue Fawn Penciled, and Emery Penciled

  • Welsh Harlequin Ducks: Silver and Gold

BANTAM DUCK CLASS

  • Miniature Silver Appleyard Ducks (sometimes called Mini Appleyard, Bantam Appleyard or Silver Bantam) & Miniature Chestnut Appleyard Ducks

  • Australian Spotted Ducks:  Bluehead, Greenhead & Silverhead

  • *East Indie Ducks (sometimes called East India or East Indian): Black and Blue

  • *Call Ducks:  Blue Fawn, Butterscotch, Blue Butterscotch, Gray (Mallard), Pastel, White, Chestnut, Blue Chestnut, Spotted, & Snowy

  • *Miniature Overberg Ducks

  • *Silkie Ducks:  Black, White, Dusky, Gray (Mallard-colored) & Snowy

       (*Sold only as adults.)

 

Goose Breeds & Varieties

The American Poultry Association divides breeds of geese into three classes based on body weight.  The following breeds and varieties are raised and studied here at The Preservation Center.

HEAVY WEIGHT GOOSE CLASS

  • African Geese (sometimes called Giant Dewlap African or Super African):  Brown and Buff

  • White Embden Geese (sometimes called Giant Embden or Emden)

  • Gray Toulouse Geese (sometimes called Giant Dewlap Toulouse)

MEDIUM WEIGHT GOOSE CLASS

  • American Geese: Blue and Lavender Ice

LIGHT WEIGHT GOOSE CLASS

  • Brown Chinese Geese (sometimes called Chinas)

  • White Tufted Roman Geese

  • Auto-Sexing Shetland Geese

  • Oregon Mini-Geese*

          (*Sold only as adults.)

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