CavourArea of originAstigiano, Monferrato, Alessandrino.Morphological characteristicsRather long and large head, large hanging ears, long and cylindrical body, short legs. Black coat, often present facial mask white edging of the ears, sometimes flounces. (Cassella, 1880; Stanga, 1880).
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics The light type is the original of French origin, the dark variety is due to the English and German selection and is a breed now distinct from its progenitor. The Rouen Chiara is a heavy breed originating in France (Normandy); the Rouen Scura, the worst depositor of Chiara (and less early), is quite widespread in England and Germany.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics Barbera Muta Duck (or Musk) derived from the Chairina moschata, a species native to South America and already arrived in Europe in its domestic form. It specializes in the production of excellent quality meat (although it does not have a great reputation for the smell of musk that emanates from the European gland; this smell is however perceptible only in subjects over one year old; the beheading of animals immediately after death eliminates the characteristic smell) and of the liver which is suitable for producing foie gras.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics American breed. The name derives from a rough resemblance of the livery with that of the well-known breed of chickens. Morphological characteristics The size is very irregular. The breed is not yet fully established in its distinctive characters. Ancona Spotted Duck (photo Evan Gregoire) Ancona Spotted Duck (photo www.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics The first Bali were imported in 1925 into England from Malaysia, by the ladies Davidson and Chisholm, passionate breeders of the Indian Corritories. Those years were a hectic period for British breeders, full of discoveries, studies, imports and creations of new breeds.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics Magpie Ducks (Magpie Ducks) has a very regular size localized in well-defined regions. Morphological characteristics The classic color is piebald on a black base, but there are also piebald slate blue and chocolate brown.
Origin, spread and economic characteristics Heavy French breed (Massif Central - Bourbonnais). Raised for meat production, early and with good yields at the slaughterhouse. Much appreciated in the kitchen for the finesse of its white skin. Similar to Beijing and Aylesbury. It lays about 150-180 eggs per year (average weight of about 80 grams and white shell).
Spread and habitat Originally from North America, where two different populations live on the two coasts (Atlantic and Pacific coasts). During the winter they migrate to the south, where couples form, which will return to the north to reproduce. It lives in areas rich in trees near ponds and marshy areas.
Distribution and habitat Mallard duck is the most common, most loved and most hunted duck in the world. Native to the Northern Hemisphere (Eurasia), it is found almost everywhere where there are bodies of water. It is however almost unknown in Sardinia and Spain; it is rarely found below Corsica and the Mediterranean seems to be the southern limit of its habitat.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics French breed originating in Normandy of medium size. Virtually disappeared, it is characterized by black plumage and white throat. This typical plumage is also found in Pomeranian duck and Swedish duck. Morphological characteristics Typical black plumage with white throat.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics Italian heavy breed originating in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, obtained thanks to the long selection work carried out by the peasants and which led to obtaining animals of considerable size. It descends directly from the Mallard of which it has maintained the shape and coloring.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics The Indian Corritrice is probably one of the oldest domestic ducks in the world, the first testimonies date back to more than a thousand years ago: these are some stone sculptures in an ancient temple in Java in Indonesia. The first specimens arrived in Europe in the early nineteenth century, more precisely in Great Britain, although probably the first contacts between this duck and the Europeans were with Dutch seamen.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics The Dwarf Duck is known in France as "Canard Mignon" and in England as "Call Duck", commonly but erroneously it is also called in Italy "mignon" or "short-beak mignon". Curved Beak Duck, and Tufted Duck is perhaps the most famous Dutch duck, currently it is widespread, selected and studied in England and in particular in the United States.
Origin, spread and economic characteristics This breed appeared around the mid-nineteenth century and takes its name from Lake Cayuga which is located in New York State (USA). Various breeds have contributed to its formation, including Aylesbury, Rouen and Indian Corritrice. It needs water to swim and stay healthy.
Substance of origin and various composition collected by bees on the buds and bark of different species such as: poplar, spruce, pine, white fir, plum tree, oak, elm, willow, horse chestnut, ash, etc. Contains aromatic substances of the polyphenolic type, essential oils such as terpenes and various components.
Spread and habitat Species native to South America. It loves areas rich in shrubs near puddles, ponds and streams. Beautiful looking duck that adapts to pond life in the garden; it coexists easily with other species. Morphological characteristics The male has a red beak with a showy caruncle at the attachment of the same color.
Origin, spread and economic characteristics The first quotations concerning the Curved Beak Duck date back to 1676, when the naturalist Francis Willughby mentioned it in his "Ornithology" as a duck that differed from wild ducks mainly due to the beak, which was moderately turned downwards, and for the greater production of eggs.
Scientific classification - Dromaius novaehollandiae Kingdom: AnimalsPhylum: CordatiSubphylum: VertebratesClass: BirdsOrder: CasuariformiFamily: DromiceidiLEmu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a native species of Australia. In the wild it lives in the most arid Australian areas in fixed pairs or small groups.
Spread and habitat This species lives in the tropical belt of South America, Africa and Madagascar, near ponds, marshy areas and ponds. Gregary and sociable, she forms flocks of hundreds of individuals. It adapts very well to life in captivity. Docile and easy to tame. Morphological characteristics Does not present sexual dimorphism.
Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics France. Selection of common ducks from Normandy with Mallard. The light type is the original of French origin, the dark variety is due to the English and German selection and is a breed now distinct from its progenitor. The Rouen Chiara is a heavy breed originating in France ( Normandy); the Rouen Scura, the worst depositor of Chiara (and less early), is quite widespread in England and Germany.