Domestic Duck by Mike Ashton

By Mike Ashton

so much domesticated geese are descended from the wild mallard and over the centuries many various breeds were created. they've been saved as pets, or for his or her decorative worth, or were farmed for his or her meat, eggs and down. within the household Duck, Chris and Mike Ashton clarify how those breeds were built and the way to appear after them. Contents contain: Breeds, their origins and features; vintage geese from worldwide; 'Designer' geese of the 20 th century; administration of grownup inventory; Breeding and rearing ducklings; universal difficulties and illnesses. totally illustrated with over one hundred seventy black & white photos and 35 color pictures depicting examples of the natural breeds and all points in their administration, this can be the basic guide for all duck-keepers.

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