BREED OF THE MONTH

Camp­bell duck

Country Living (UK) - - The Good Life -

If you want help in the fight against slugs and snails in the gar­den, then the Camp­bell duck is for you. Th­ese lively crea­tures – in khaki (above), dark and white – are ex­pert for­agers and not so heavy-footed that they’ll tram­ple your plants. They are also top egg lay­ers, pro­duc­ing be­tween 250-300 a year (which make the most de­li­cious cakes). The orig­i­nal Camp­bell ducks were bred in the early part of the 20th cen­tury by cross­ing a Rouen with a white In­dian Run­ner, and a bit of wild duck thrown in, too.

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