Apricot Valley Waterfowl Preservation
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A Waterfowl Preservation in Ontario Canada.

Our waterfowl stock has been primarily obtained and hand picked by David Holderread in Corvallis, Oregon USA. We imported the last of his Elite quality Indian Runners, Dutch Hookbills, Mini Golden Cascade and Spotted Call Ducks. We also maintain other large primary breeding flocks from the Holderread Waterfowl Preservation Center.

We breed Elite Indian Runner, Welsh Harlequin, Saxony, Silver Appleyard, Dutch Hookbill, Spotted Call, Mini Golden Cascade, Standard Golden Cascade, Aylesbury and Ancona ducks. We also breed Giant Dewlap Toulouse, American Blue/Lavender, Brown and Buff African, Shetland and Embden geese.

We operate differently from most other waterfowl farms as our aim is genetic preservation. Our birds live as naturally as possible with access to pasture, forests and grazing. We supplement their free range diets with microgreens, sprouts and fermented feed. We enjoy them every single day!

We are a proud member and representative of the Indian Runner Duck Club of the UK..

Welsh Harlequin (Silver phase)


Buff Indian Runner


Aged Chocolate Indian Runner female


Black Indian Runner duckling


Faery Fawn Indian Runner


Giant Dewlap Toulouse


Snow Duck Parade
Our viral video with over 100 million views!


Every breath you take..

The ducks enjoying a snow day.

Adult Birds

Adults will be available for shipping starting in September through December. Availability will be listed on our website and social media. Waterfowl are available to ship within Canada through Air Canada airline only, pick-up at our farm is encouraged.

Ducks Utility Breeder Quality Show Breeder Quality Show Quality Elite Quality
Indian Runner $30 $50-75 $100+ Private Inquiry Only
Aylesbury N/A N/A $75 Private Inquiry Only
Welsh Harlequin $30 $50-75 $100 Private Inquiry Only
Saxony $30 $50-75 $100+ Private Inquiry Only
Silver Appleyard $30 $50-75 $100+ Private Inquiry Only
Dutch Hookbill N/A $50-75 $100+ Private Inquiry Only
Ancona $30 $50 $75 Private Inquiry Only
Golden Cascade N/A $50 $75 Private Inquiry Only
Mini Golden Cascades $30 $50 $75 Private Inquiry Only
Spotted Call Ducks $30 $50 $75 Private Inquiry Only
Blue Fawn Call Ducks N/A $50 $100 Private Inquiry Only
Australian Spotted N/A $50 $75 Private Inquiry Only
Geese Utility Breeder Quality Show Breeder Quality Show Quality Elite Quality
Giant Dewlap Toulouse $125 $175 $200-300 Private Inquiry Only
Brown African $100 $125 $175-300 Private Inquiry Only
Buff African $100 $125 $175-300 Private Inquiry Only
Cotton Patch $125 $175 $200-300 Private Inquiry Only
Shetland $125 $175 $200-300 Private Inquiry Only
Embden $75 $125 $175 Private Inquiry Only
Lavender American $75 $100 $150 Private Inquiry Only
Blue American $75 $100 $150 Private Inquiry Only


Announcement: As our 2018 hatching season is coming to an end, we have made the decision that we will NO longer be offering ducklings or goslings for purchase. We anticipate this to stay in effect for the foreseeable future.

Our waterfowl will be available as ADULT BIRDS ONLY; sales will be primarily in fall and in a limited amount in spring. We have come to this decision after seeing how some other farms are operating, current market conditions and the value and importance of our flock.

Our flock will remain 1000 birds strong. We are in this for the long haul, and we plan to be breeding the best quality ducks and geese for the next twenty years +. This is not a get rich quick scheme, this is a deep-rooted love and passion for preserving waterfowl.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Apricot Valley Waterfowl Preservation!

Shipping & Pickup

Farm pick-up is always welcome and encouraged in Cobourg, Ontario.

Minimum ducklings required to ship is 20. Minimum farm pickup is 10 ducklings. Ducklings are available to ship within Canada by Air Canada and the USA using Delta Airlines.

In Canada

$120 minimum* Air Canada charge and $10 cardboard duckling box. Please inquire about shipping adult birds.


$160 USD minimum and $10 USD cardboard duckling box + $100 USD health certificate/vet costs. Please inquire about shipping adult birds.


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