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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 


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.