Superb swimmers Part I

The common, especially indigenous home-breasted duck in its height and color is very much like wild.

The patch is beautiful – with a brown-dark green head, a beautiful white and colorful “mirror” on the wing, and spiral curlers – that’s what its terracotta tail-tail feathers are like snakes.

The female is only a dark brown with darker spots and patterns. Her coloring hides her from the watchful eyes of the enemies. This is especially important for her when she hatches her eggs in a dump on the ground amid the lush grass, under a shrub, or in the midst of the marshland.

Wild Duck is a common bird on river springs and swamps and wetlands. It occurs both in Europe and in Asia. It is not known exactly when the wild duck is domesticated. It was found that she had already met in ancient Rome as a domestic bird. The hunters gathered wild duck eggs along the rivers and marshes, and set them up for dowry under domestic hens. And in ancient China, incubators have been known to artificially hatch not only chickens, but also ducklings. The collected eggs were placed in baskets, rotted with rotten wood, and kept in warm rooms.

On the dry land the duck walks awkwardly, but in the water it sails superbly. The sailing skirt between her fingers helps when she moves her legs like an oyster.

Some of the domestic duck breeds are used more for meat, and others for eggs. Meat breeds are the Rumanian (very large body), the Peking (2-month-old she reaches 2 kg). Good bears are the Japanese ducks (100 eggs a year), calicembebe (over 300 eggs a year).

The duck has delicious meat, but its meat and eggs need to be boiled or bake for a long time than the chicken. Duck pooch and feathers are much appreciated for filling quilts and pillows as well as sleeping bags.

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