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Domestic Duck

By Dr Chris Ashton , Mike Ashton

ISBN: 9781861264022
PUBLISHED: March 2001
PAGES: 200
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246 x 189 mm
INSIDE: 180 black & white photographs

One wild species is responsible for nearly all the breeds of domestic duck: the Mallard. Over centuries it has been developed into egg-laying strains, table birds and pets. In The Domestic Duck, Chris and Mike Ashton explain how these breeds have been developed and how to look after them.

Contents include: breeds, their origins and characteristics; classic ducks from all over the world; Designer ducks of the twentieth century; management of adult stock; breeding and rearing ducklings and finally, common problems and ailments.

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