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About the Author
Nyiri Murtagh was raised in a semi-rural environment where there was always a chook, duck or peacock wandering past the front door. When he discovered the wonderful world of waterfowl in the 1980s, books on waterfowl were pretty much the same as they are now, hard to get, and when Nyiri did find some, they never answered his questions. So he began going to shows, purely as an observer, and spending all his free time watching his birds. It wasn’t long before he was travelling all around Australia, purchasing ducks and geese to add to his collection.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: for the love of ducks 2 Duck anatomy 3 Duck breeds and their standards 4 Selecting a duck 5 Buying a duck 6 Duck behaviour 7 Duck management 8 Duck housing 9 Duck diet 10 Duck health 11 Duck egg incubation 12 Hatching and rearing ducklings13 Crossbreeding ducks Appendix 1. Breed selection table Appendix 2. Growth rates of Pekins and Muscovies Appendix 3. Determining sex by incubation temperature Glossary Bibliography