Breed Club Secretary
Ducks come under the brief of:
· The Domestic Waterfowl Club of Great Britain
· The British Waterfowl Association
This is the only breed of domestic duck that is not decended from the mallard, being technically almost a goose. They are also strange in the fact that they do not quack, but make a hissing sound instead (males sometimes sound like heavy breathers!). Females chirp to their offspring and they are the supreme goose egg broody.
Personality wise the nicest, daftest, stupidest sense of humour and clever with it . . . they communicate ways to escape / steal extra food etc . . . brilliant with dogs.
The fact that they are nearly silent can make them avery good choice if you have close neighbours. Sold often as a mutant cross as Barbary Duck . . . THE meat duck.
Mexico, Central, Southern America