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Domesticated Ducks & Geese: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)

This is a complete Guide book to the many ducks & geese kept by poultry fanciers, smallholders & farmers. It covers breeds, accommodations, ponds, breeding, showing, ducklings for the table and many more aspects of this special division of poultry-keeping.

Ducks and geese hold a special place in the world of poultry keeping. This book covers all aspects of the keeping of these fascinating and beautiful birds. Breeding, accommodation, management, showing, and ailments are all included along with a separate chapter for each major breed of duck. The whole is competed with over 100 b&w photographs and drawings together with plates in full color.  There is a section on the fables associated with geese, and illustrations of the breeds of ducks and geese in black and white to demonstrate show requirements, as well as color.

The usefulness of the various breeds is also covered. Many people simply do not appreciate that many ducks are the best layers in all types of poultry, and geese, which graze on grass for food, make excellent table birds with a splendid, gourmet flavor.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher:  Beech Press Ltd.(1996)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Color plates, B&W photos and drawings
  • ISBN-10: 1857360915 
  • ISBN-13: 9781857360912
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15 x 2.4 cm   
  • Shipping Weight: 645 g
Breeds Included are:

Ducks: Abacot Ranger, Aylesbury, Black East Indian, Call, Campbell, Cayuga, Crested, Indian Runner, Magpie, Muscovy, Opington, Pekin and Rouen

Geees: Brecon Buff, Chinese, Embeden, Roman , Sebastopol, and Toulouse