Stanbridge White Duck

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Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

The basics:
The Stanbridge White Duck is a utility fowl that was developed in the 1920s, by Lord Greenway in Romsey, Hampshire. Some say, the Stanbridge White was created from white sports of the Magpie duck. Others claim the Stanbridge White is the foundational breed of the Magpie. Either way, the breed had little interest and was considered extinct, until it was rediscovered in 2007. The Stanbridge White has been maintained by breeder William Osbourne in Gloucastershire, whom is working on improving and sharing the breed.

Varieties: White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Pets, Preservation
Personality: Calm and social
Suitable housing: Free range during the day, or large pen
Capable of flight:
Weight: 6- 7 lbs
Broody: Yes
Noise level: Average
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Pale Green
Meat production: Good

What else you should know:
The Stanbridge White is a long lived fowl, that is oven still producing eggs around ten or more years of age. Old hens often sag in their back section, and hens that do not should be prized.

The bill of the Stanbridge White should be discolored or spotted by one year of age. If not, then you have a cross bred fowl. Egg must be green or blue in coloration, white eggs are another sign of a cross bred bird.

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