A Black and White Magpie drake from the UK
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson
This strikingly marked Welsh breed is in the APA's Light Class of ducks. The hens are good layers for a general purpose breed. They are good foragers and make a fine table bird.
The plumage should be white with two darker colored areas: the back (from the shoulders to the tail) and the very top of the head. Breeding well-marked Magpies is considered a real challenge. Black & White and Blue & White varieties are accepted in the APA Standard, but Dun & Whites also occur.
Magpie Duck Links:
The Domestic Waterfowl Club on Magpie Ducks
A Blue and White Magpie drake
Another Black and White Magpie drake from the
Photo courtesy of Robert Stephenson
Another Blue and White Magpie drake
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker
A Black and White Magpie drake
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