The silver appleyard duck is a large, colorful duck that make fantastic egg layers and showing ducks. he Silver Appleyard is named after Reginald Appleyard, the breeder who developed it at his Priory Waterfowl Farm in England. Drakes of this breed have a yellow or greenish-colored bill which sometimes takes on a striated appearance when the duck is older. The drake has a chestnut red breast, flank, sides, and shoulders with white "frosting and lacing" and a "creamy or silvery white" underside. Drakes' wings are gray and white with a cross-stripe of bright blue.