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Call Duck Varieties

call duckby the National Call Breeders of America. 2005 ed. Soft cover, 62 pp. Color photos of standard and non-standard varieties. Includes written description of the colors and anatomical reference points on Calls. This is not a husbandry book but would be a good addition to your poultry standards reference books.

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history, guide, breedingThe Call Duck Breed Book, Revised Edition

Color section & many new photos. by dr. C. Darrel Sheraw, ABA & APA Licensed Judge. Softcover 163 pages. History and origin, breeding the Call duck, feed preferences, sexing ducklings, pinioning & clipping, call duck showmanship.

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breed, disease, careCall & Other Bantam Duck

Authors: Anne Terrell, Ian Kay & Chris Ashton. Hard cover, 168 pg., Color & b/w photos. Provides info on housing, feeding, breeding, brooding, and showing of call ducks. Also includes info on bantam breeds not commonly seen in the U.S.

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feed, incubationBulletin, Wood Duck

Stromberg Service Bulletin. Authors: Loyl and Janet Stromberg. Soft cover, 8 pg., b/w illustrations. Description of Wood Ducks, nesting, pinioning, precautions against predators. Diagram of a nest box is also in the booklet.

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The Book of Geese

rearing, keeping, health problemsAuthor: Dave Holderread. Soft cover, 209 pg., b/w photos, illustrations. 1993. Basic enough for the hobbyist, yet comprehensive enough for commercial raisers. Includes info on: breeds, incubation, rearing, health problems and managing the adult flock.

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British Waterfowl Standards

duck, treatment, photoCompiled by: British Waterfowl Assoc. Hard cover, 115 pg., color paintings. Has in-depth descriptions of recognized goose & duck breeds showable in Britain. Has a classification of breeds.

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The Domestic Duck

info, duck, geese Chris and Mike Ashton, authors. 192 pp., 8 full page color plates and several b/w photos and illustrations. This book traces the origins of 23 breeds of ducks and examines their breed characteristics for both exhibition and utility purposes. Gives advice on acquiring, keeping and breeding ducks and selecting birds. An up to date guide for the serious hobbyist.

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Domestic Dcuk and Geese in Color

swans, domestic breeds Author: Michael Roberts. Soft cover, 54 pg., many color photos. This book is a basic guide, not a standards book. It will help waterfowl enthusiasts establish the difference between breeds. 20 duck varieties, 12 goose varieties. All birds pictured are show quality birds.
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Domestic Geese

hatching broodingAuthor: Chris Ashton. Hard cover, 192 pg., color & b/w photos. Book is divided into four sections: Breeds (origins, developments, newcomers); setting up (exhibiting, table birds, stock); management of adult stock (needs, behavior); breeding (breeding season, incubation, rearing). Also covers diseases and ailments. Very good reference book.

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Ducks & Geese at Home

Author: Michael Roberts. Soft cover, 55 pg., b/w photos & illustrations. A practical guide to rearing and keeping domestic waterfowl. Discusses choosing a breed, breeding, hatching, vermin control, and diseases.

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Ducks and Geese: Guide to Mgt

Author: Tom Bartlett. Hard cover, 110 pg., b/w photos. Descriptions on housing, equipment, incubation, rearing, and routine management. Also covers showing, handling, sexing, diseases, popular and rare breeds.

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Ecology & Mgt. of Wood Ducks

"Author: Frank C. Bellrose, Daniel J. Holm. Hard cover, 588 pg., color photos, b/w photos & illustrations. Companion book to THE UNIQUE WOOD DUCK. Most comprehensive reference on the wood duck. Includes basic biology, life history, population characteristics, and research and management techniques."
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Great Gallery of Ducks

Author: Alan Birkbeck. Soft cover, 63 pg., color photos, b/w photos & illustrations. This is a good beginners guide to keeping and breeding ornamental waterfowl. Tells how to set up your first collection, pens, aviaries, pond construction, nesting, rearing and more. Specific descriptions of ducks & geese.

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A Guide to Pheasants & Waterfowl

By Dr. Danny Brown. Soft cover, 248 pp, many color photos. Covers 27 breeds of geese, ducks, swans and teal. Also 13 breeds of pheasant, jungle fowl, peafowl, guinea fowl and chukar partridge.

 

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Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread. Soft cover, 316 pg., b/w photos & illustrations. 2001 Description of features & behavior, different breeds, colors, genetics, incubation, rearing, feed, butchering, health problems and treatment. (new edition of Raising the Home Duck Flock)

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Keeping Ducks Video - Tom Bart

Video. 48 minutes, color. Beginners guide video follows journey of ducklings from incubation through their lives. Explains housing, breeding and caring for ducks on the farm or at shows. Gives you thorough grounding in duck keeping. You will see many of the common duck varieties in color.

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The Mandarin Duck

by Christopher Lever. Soft cover, 24 pp. w/ 10 color photos, including Mandarin drake, hen and ducklings. Helpful information for the hobbyist: habitat characteristics, feeding, courtship, feeding, nesting, molting of this popular and colorful aviary species.

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Modern Waterfowl Management

Author: Oscar Grow. Hard cover, 359 pg., b/w photos & illustrations. Comprehensive guide for raising all ducks, geese and swans. Most of the domestic breeds are discussed. Ducks and geese are discussed in more detail than swans.

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Mute Swan

Author: Janet Kear. Soft cover, 24 pg., color & b/w photos. Booklet describes a year in the life of a Mute Swan. Covers the initial mating to the hatching of the cygnets. Also has info on feeding and appropriate food for swans.

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New Duck Handbook

Author: Hienz-Sigurd Raethel. Soft cover, 2005 Edition 135pp., color photos & b/w illustrations. A very informative book on ornamental and domestic ducks. Tells everything about housing, care, feeding, disease, and breeding. Also covers commercial uses of ducks.

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Poultry & Waterfowl Problems

Author: Michael Roberts. Soft cover, 89 pp., b/w photos. Book has good, easy to understand explanations of most common diseases and health problems of chickens, bantams, ducks, geese, and turkeys. A lot of good, useful information is in this small book.

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Raising Ducks & Geese

Author: John M. Vivian. Soft cover, 31 pg., b/w illustrations. Basic information on incubating, brooding, feed, shelter, sanitation, and controlling your ducks & geese.


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Rearing & Restoring Canada Goose

Author: North Dakota Game & Fish Department, Bismarck, ND. Soft cover, 79 pg., b/w photos & illustrations. Talks about history, propagation, establishing free-flying flocks, management, breeding and many other topics.

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Sussessful Duck & Goose Raising

Author: Darrell Sheraw, co-author: Loyl Stromberg. Soft cover, 204 pg., b/w photos, paintings, & diagrams. Description on breeding, hatching, rearing, sexing, housing, feeding and penning both young and adult stock. Also a section on dealing with special problems, ailments and diseases of waterfowl. Some specific breeds are talked about.

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Swan Breeding & Management

Author: Loyl Stromberg. Soft cover, 95 pg., color photos and b/w photos, illustrations. Description of various species of swans. Also covers care, breeding, incubation, pinioning, feeding, sexing, diseases and transporting.

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Swan Keeper's Handbook: A Guide to the Care of Captive Swans

Hardcover 152 pages. A very beautiful book with many, many color photos through-out. This book is designed for the layman who will be managing swans in a captive setting. Practical info on feeding, breeding, behavior, habitat development, & maintenance. Healthcare and genetics also included.
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The Wood Duck & The Mandarin

Authors: Lawton L. Shurtleff and Christopher Savage. Hard cover, 232 pg., many color photographs. Lengthy chapters on each species. Covers the history, habitats, and conservation.

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Waterfowl - Care, Breeding & Conservation

Author: Simon Tarsnane. Soft cover, 277 pg., color photos. Book covers many topics including nutrition, nesting, incubation, rearing, ailments and remedies, predator control, and pinioning & sexing. Also specific breeds are talked about.

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Wildfowl at Home

Author: Alan Birkbeck. Soft cover, 63 pg., color photos, b/w photos & illustrations. This is a good beginners guide to keeping and breeding ornamental waterfowl. Tells how to set up your first collection, pens, aviaries, pond construction, nesting, rearing and more. Specific descriptions of ducks & geese.

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