|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.