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Domestic Ducks and Geese

By: Fred Hams

40 pages, 40 col photos, 33 b/w photos

Shire Publications

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #116857 | ISBN: 0747804478
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About this book

Covers the renewed interest in the pure breeds of domestic ducks and geese that started to evolve almost a soon as man adoopted a settled lifestyle.


The first domestic ducks; Commercial table breeds of duck; Commecial laying breeds of duck; pure heavy breeds of duck; Light, laying and dual-purpose breeds of duck; Bantam, miniature and Call ducks; The first domestic geese; Commercial breeding of geese; Pure breeds of geese; Waterflowl clubs, breeders and suppliers: further reading and places to visit.

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Fred Hams was born on a poultry farm in Kent where pedigree strains of popular breeds were bred. Although better known as a Poultry Club judge, Fred Hams qualified as a waterfowl judge in 1978. He first exhibited Aylesbury ducks in 1948, twenty years before he first exhibited poultry. Today he keeps exhibition Rouens and utility Khaki Campbells.

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