The Domestic Duck
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Domestic Duck by Chris Ashton
Book DescriptionMost 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847970503
(246mm x 189mm x 14mm)
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Ashton
Keeping Geese, Paperback (March 2012)
A guide to the domesticated goose. It shows how this intelligent bird has been absorbed into different cultures throughout history: from the taming of the Greylag and the Swan goose to the exhibition of the mighty Toulouse.
Splashdown, Hardback (November 2011)
The star of the England rugby team tells his story of a record-making Six Nations, the 2011 Rugby World Cup and that famous swallow dive
Domestic Geese, Paperback (December 2010)
Suitable for pet keepers, breeders and exhibitors, this title gives an insight into their behaviour.
Keeping Ducks and Geese, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Chris Ashton
Features a lifestyle guide to keeping ducks and geese - from what to consider before buying them, how to house them, their welfare and even egg selection. This title includes information on planning and welfare, helping you to ensure that you have the right type of space and housing, and guidelines on how to deal with any eventuality.
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Author Biography - Chris Ashton
Dr Chris Ashton and Mike Ashton specialize in rearing pure breeds of ducks and geese and have developed their stock over the last twenty-eight years. They are among the top waterfowl breeders in the UK, are judges in all sections of waterfowl, and have won the main waterfowl awards at the championship shows over many years. They gained the British Waterfowl Association 'Exhibitor of the Year' award in 1987 and each year between 1996 and 1999. Chris is the author of Domestic Geese [Crowood 1999] and she and Mike have both contributed regularly to Smallholder, Country Smallholding and Fancy Fowl magazines, and have written books on Indian Runners and duck colour breeding. Resident - Powys, Wales
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