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Domestic Ducks and Geese
     

Domestic Ducks and Geese

by Fred Hams
 

In 365 BC the white geese kept by the Romans saved their city from capture by the Gauls in a night attack, when the noise of the alarmed birds awoke the citizens. The keeping of geese and ducks by people as a source of food dates back much earlier, perhaps as far as the first human settlements, when an uneasy relationship between man and Mallard may have arisen.

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In 365 BC the white geese kept by the Romans saved their city from capture by the Gauls in a night attack, when the noise of the alarmed birds awoke the citizens. The keeping of geese and ducks by people as a source of food dates back much earlier, perhaps as far as the first human settlements, when an uneasy relationship between man and Mallard may have arisen. Today’s pure breeds of domestic ducks and geese have been evolving ever since. In this book Fred Hams describes and illustrates most of the domestic breeds that can be seen in Britain today, including Aylesbury, Pekin, Rouen, Indian Runner, Khaki Campbell and Call ducks, Embden, Toulouse, Brecon Buff, Pilgrim and Chinese geese.

Fred Hams was born on a poultry farm in Kent where pedigree strains of popular breeds were bred. Other books for Shire by this author:

Old Poultry Breeds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747804475
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
4.66(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.23(d)

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