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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckluv, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. duckluv

    duckluv Crowing

    Aug 20, 2010
    I've been wondering about Gail Gibbons' book 'Ducks!' It was published in 2001 andit says that there are 5 kinds of domesticated ducks; Indian Runners, White Pekins, Buffs, Khaki Campbells, and Rouens. I've heard of more. How much have domestics progressed?

  2. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    That is completely ludicrous, LOL. I have no idea what book or author you are talking about. Is it more a book about wild species? Anyway, as far as domestic breeds, obviously there are considerably more than 5 breeds and there has been for centuries. There are probably at least 15 or more breeds (just breeds, not varieties) that have existed for more than 80-100 years even, some far more ancient even the ones you mentioned for example Aylesburies and Hookbills (Hookbills even mentioned by Darwin back in the 1800's). Anyway, I am headed out the door right now, but I imagine I could come up with a list of probably 20 or more breeds and 75 or so varieties of domestic ducks easily.

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