What We Do Watchlist Ducks watchlist Stanbridge White Key Characteristics These light weight ducks are fantastic foragers which disappear from the rest of a flock to do their own thing all day long. Good laying capability coupled with a high fertility makes hatching and raising easy. History The breed was first recognised by the PCGB in the late 1920’s / early 1930. It is believed that they were developed from white sports arising from Magpie ducks with further matings to blue Magpies which gave them the superb pure white specimens. Appearance In general appearance they favour Magpies but are normally slightly heavier. They have been described as bold, alert and with a keen carriage with a long, deep and broad body and a long back with closely carried wings. They have a long refined, long and straight head and an intelligent expression. They are pure white with a yellow/orange bill and yellow legs. Uses They are fantastic layers which often lay well into October. The eggs are a good size and have a slight hew of green at the start of the laying season. Although medium sized, the breed can produce good meat birds. Breed Societies For more information visit British Waterfowl Association.