14 Dapper Duck Breeds
Use this chart to select the perfect duck breeds for your home’s needs.
By Gail Damerow
Ducks offer fresh eggs, lean meat, pest and weed control, and are just fun to watch palling around. Learn more in Raising Ducks and Geese: A Homesteader’s Guide to Waterfowl.
Photos by Dave Holderread and the Livestock Conservancy
The Holderread Waterfowl Farm & Preservation Center in Corvallis, Ore., has bred and conserved domestic waterfowl for over 50 years. Order top-notch day-olds and mature birds at the Holderread Farm.
Since 1977, the Livestock Conservancy has worked to protect endangered heritage livestock breeds, preserving genetic diversity and safeguarding food systems from monoculture while promoting beautiful, historic animal lines. Learn more at the Livestock Conservancy.
In addition to running a family farm, Gail Damerow is the author of several books, including Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl, available at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store.