Author(s): Chris Ashton
Most domesticated ducks are descended from the wild mallard and over the centuries many different breeds have been created. They have been kept as pets, or for their ornamental value, or have been farmed for their meat, eggs and down. In The Domestic Duck, Chris and Mike Ashton explain how these breeds have been developed and how to look after them. Contents include:
Dr Chris Ashton and Mike Ashton have lived on a smallholding in mid-Wales since 1979, where they specialize in pure breeds of ducks and geese and have become one of the top waterfowl breeders in the UK. They gained BWA Exhibitor of the Year awards in 1987, 1996 - 1999. Chris and Mike are both BWA judges in all sections of waterfowl. Chris is the author of Domestic Geese [Crowood 1999]
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.