Organic Farm and Hatchery for Rare Heritage Breeds
Blue and Lavender American geese with Cayuga and Silver Appleyard ducks hanging out at Tani Creek Farm
Tani Creek Waterfowl provides distinctive ducks and geese for your farm or table. We produce only about 100 ducks and 100 geese a year, and only market in the vicinity of Bainbridge Island, WA.
Our primary goal is the preservation and improvement of rare heritage breeds and making these available to the small farmer or thrill seeking epicure.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SHIP LIVE (FOR NOW) OR PROCESSED WATERFOWL
Latest News/ Exciting News: February 25, 2016
Tani Creek Waterfowl will seek NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Program) certification next year, possibly late this year. When certified, we will be able to ship goslings or ducklings to anywhere in the US and assure you of quality waterfowl. Over the years a whole bunch of ideas have piled up on how to improve the operation and simultaneously reduce the work load! To that end, we will be remodelling our brooders and the laying duck pen, seeding some new pasture, planting some new shrubs for goose food, making improvements to pond circulation and the breeding pools -you get the idea. We apologize to any customers considering placing an order but we have decided to close pre-ordering for the hatchery and get going on the projects. If you have pre-paid, we plan only one hatch, around April 15th.
Also we have just delivered our first goose eggs of the season to Pane De Amore.
Saxony duck eggs are back, your carton may also contain another heritage breed, the Black Cayuga which have dark green to brown eggs. Fear not they are ever bit as tasty and now available at Pane de Amore Bakery, Bainbridge Island. Eggs are bigger this year with a typical dozen over 2.2lbs. Compare that to 1.5lb/doz of large chicken eggs.
Tani Creek Appleyard duck wins "Reserve of Class" at Western Waterfowl Expo
All ducks and geese, for both farm and table, are sold out for 2015.
HATCHERY: PRE-ORDERING CLOSED
Duck breeds on offer in 2016 will include our prize winning lines of both Saxony and Silver Appleyard. In addition we are offering our new Black Cayuga's (derived from Holderread top show quality stock) and Silver Welsh Harlequins for those wanting layers.
Our duck breeding program is focused on developing heritage meat breeds that can compete with the Jumbo Peking in both size and flavor. We've got the flavor; working on the size.
100% Organic Hatchery:
Geese: Shetland geese, American Buff, Blue and Lavender geese, Embden geese, Saxony, Welsh Harlequin, Cayuga, and Appleyard ducks and Tani Creek Dinner ducks (heritage crosses).
Waterfowl can be reserved by pre-order and will be available from birth in the spring and in some cases through approximately 26 weeks of age. Adult breeders sometimes available. Contact email@example.com for more info
Freshly butchered or frozen Organic Geese, whole roasters/smokers, 3 breeds available, distinct in flavor, texture and size.