Everyone should witness a duck take a bath, play in the snow or
forage in the grass and leaves.
They have a way about them, that even makes muddy puddles exciting.
They are a beautiful, and calming sight to watch.
Livestock Conservancy's watch list.
Magpies were imported into the United States in 1963 and since then Magpies have only been bred by a
handful of breeders in America.
The APA recognized Magpies in 1977.
Magpie's were named for their distinctive plumage.
Their feathers are predominantly white, with a colored cap and coloring from their shoulders to their tail
The Magpie is a long bodied bird, with a broad head
and a orange or yellow bill.
The APA standard includes
Blue & Black in color
In addition to being a beautiful duck, the Magpie caught our eye for
being great foragers.
A large portion of their diet can come from grass, seeds, and insects.
We are looking forward
to breeding quality
Magpies for the spring of 2021.
Finding quality Magpies is a huge challenge, especially if you live
outside of the Midwest.
We were very lucky to be introduced to Alexandra Wisniewski from
Duck Hollow Farm
in Branchport, New York.
When she approached me to continue breeding her flock of beautiful Magpies, it was a quick YES!
We are thrilled to have them and look forward to breeding season!
Welsh Harlequins are listed on the
In 1968 Welsh Harlequin eggs were imported into the United States. To add new genetics, additional
lines were again imported in 1980.
Welsh Harlequins started being offered for sale in
the United States in 1984
Welsh Harlequins are a light weight breed, averaging 5-5.5lbs. When selecting breeding stock you want to look for correct body type and coloring, streamlined with long bodies, medium width backs and rounded chests
with strong wide legs
Originally Harlequin's caught my eye because of their beautiful colors. I could not get enough of
the gorgeous plumage.
They have proven to be
excellent egg layers and foragers.
We are very excited to be breeding
them and look forward to 2021.
When we began our search for
Welsh Harlequins, we wanted the best we could find.
Our search brought us to
Meredith Hoover of Quacky Acres in Garrettsville, Ohio.
She had been breeding top quality Welsh Harlequins for over 14 years!
We knew we wanted her ducks to start our flock!
Spring can not come fast enough!
When choosing which breed of duck we wanted to focus on, we went on The Livestock Conservancy's website to see their lists of
endangered heritage breeds.
Their goal is simple:
"To protect endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction."