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SILVER BANTAM

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Great Britain

CATEGORY: Duck

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Bantam

 

 

858

 

Old Drake

22

900g

 

A

Old Duck

24

800g

 

A

Young Drake

26

900g

 

A

Young Duck

28

800g

 

A

 

 

This bantam breed was formerly known as the Silver Appleyard Bantam. It was produced by Reginald Appleyard from a cross between a small Khaki Campbell duck and a white Call drake in the 1940s. The Silver Bantam does not have the same colour genes as the large Silver Appleyard, hence the change of name when the Miniature Appleyard was standardized in 1997. The Bantam is very similar to the Abacot Ranger, which was also developed from Khaki Campbells and crossed to a white drake. In this way, the dusky mallard genes were retained and the hidden harlequin-phase genes  were revealed. 

 

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