BREED OF THE MONTH
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.