The home of Reginald Appleyard, who developed the Silver Appleyard duck
. Well known as a showman and broadcaster in his day, he said:
‘I like to see each bird “on the move,” no matter what the breed; action counts in all stock. The duck which carries herself properly and “goes well” is the sort likely to throw good progeny.’
The Appleyard is classed as a heavy duck, but the colour (genotype li/li Mᴿ/Mᴿ (light phase, mallard restricted) lightening and restricting the wild Mallard colour), can be bred into any shape of Mallard derivative, and is seen in Miniature Appleyards, Calls and Runners.