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Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 10, 2008

Ducks may be kept successfully on open ponds, provided a nearby dry sheltered area is available. Ducks kept on ponds may obtain part of their food from plant and animal life in and around the pond, but supplemental feeding will probably be necessary.… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 10, 2008

In areas where poultry raising is allowed and space is available, a small flock of ducks can be kept in the yard of a household at a low cost. Except for a brooder, which is needed for the first week or so, the main facilities and equipment needed to… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 7, 2008 | 1

by Tirath S. Sandhu, DVM, Ph.D. and William F. Dean, Ph.D. Ducks are raised under a wide variety of conditions, ranging from a backyard coop for a few ducks to modern housing for large flocks on a commercial duck farm. Duck farming systems around th… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 5, 2008

The Runner ducks are the Leghorns of the duck family. They are prolific layers. Three hundred egg Indian Runner ducks were described and illustrated in the poultry press of 1912 to 14, and preceded the future for 300 egg hens which came later. In Eng… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 5, 2008

The Mallard duck is the ancestor of almost all domestic breeds of ducks and clearly that of the Rouen. Though marked with the same color pattern as Mallards, with drakes having green heads, white collars, claret breast and a blue patch on the wing, R… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 5, 2008

Origin: From various European countries. They were named after the main breeding area, Pommerania, and have been bred since 1920 in Switzerland. Characteristics: The Pommeranian Duck has a weight of approx. 2.3 to 2.7 kg; the drakes reach on average… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 4, 2008

The most popular market duck in America is the Pekin. It is bred in one variety, white; and a creamy white plumage and orange shanks and toes are desired. The bill should rich yellow in color, and black in the bill or bean is a serious defect. Pekin … more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 4, 2008

The Buff Orpington duck, sometimes called the Buff duck, is of English origin. The color should be buff or it is sometimes described as seal brown or rich fawn. These ducks should follow the Pekin in size and shape. Reference: All Breeds of Poultry,… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 4, 2008 | 1

Originating from Brazil, Muscovies are the only domestic ducks that is not derived from mallard stock. Wild Muscovies coloration is black and white, but domestication has produced many different colors. These colors are; blue, blue and white, chocola… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 4, 2008 | 1

The Khaki Campbell was developed in England during the early 1900's by Adele Campbell. It was admitted to the American Standard in 1941. Though originally a cross of Indian Runner, Mallard, and Rouen, Campbells exceed all of these and most chicken br… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 3, 2008

The Crested White ducks are probably of Pekin and Aylesbury breeding, the tuft of feathers on the head, which occasionally appears, having been recognized as a point of attraction, selected and bred for. The breed has not been extensively bred. The b… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 3, 2008

The Black Cayuga is of American origin, and takes its name from Cayuag county, New York state. It carries the blood of the wild black duck, the Black East India, and probably some Rouen blood was introduced for the purpose of somewhat larger size. Th… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 3, 2008 | 1

There are two varieties of Call ducks, the Gray and the White. They are bantams in the duck family, and are bred for smallness of size. They should have short legs, an upright, almost horizontal carriage of body, slender neck, and comparatively short… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on August 1, 2008

This is our recommendation for a domestic duck diet, based on input from Avian Veterinarians, Wildlife Rehabbers and Ducksperts all over the globe. We list food choices that are readily available to consumers. Avoid commercial diets designed to grow… more ›
Anonymous
anonymous

Posted on July 31, 2008

by Tirath S. Sandhu, DVM, Ph.D. and William F. Dean, Ph.D. Ducks are raised under a wide variety of conditions, ranging from a backyard coop for a few ducks to modern housing for large flocks on a commercial duck farm. Duck farming systems around th… more ›

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