By: Mike Ashton and Chris Ashton
200 pages, colour photos, b&w photos
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 this book, the authors explain how these breeds have been developed and how to look after them. Subjects include: breeds, their origins and characteristics; classic ducks from all over the world; "designer" ducks of the 20th century; management of adult stock; breeding and rearing ducklings; and common problems and ailments.
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