Sebastopol Geese -- Kept primarily as ornamental birds
and pets, though they do produce a good carcass and
tasty meat. Their striking, long wavy feathers are up to
four times longer than the feathers of other breeds.

Size - Medium class (14-21 lbs)
Notable Features - Orange bill, blue eyes, deep      
orange shanks and feet, pure white, very long
Place of Orgin - Southeastern Europe
Conservation Status - Threatened
Special Qualities - Good personality, hardy
Info on Waterfowl Breeds
Muscovy Ducks -- As domestic ducks go, the Muscovy is
an odd duck. It is descended from the wild Muscovy, a
native duck of South and Central America that does not
migrate and is able to perch and nest in trees, thanks to
its sharp toenails.

Size - Heavy class (9+ lbs)
Notable Features - Lumpy red skin about face
(caruncles) in mature birds. Comes in several
varieties of colors
Place of Orgin - South and Central America
Conservation Status - Not applicable
Special Qualities - Great for pest control. Quiet and
personable. Very large and raised for meat.

* If crossed with ANY OTHER breed of duck then
offspring results in mule ducks - meaning they can lay
eggs but can't produce offspring themselves.
Mallard Ducks -- Mallards are native to most countries in
the Northern Hemispheres. It is thought that all domestic
ducks except Muscovy are derived from the wild Mallard,
or "Greenhead" as some call them. They are a small,
flying duck that is hunted widely. Our Mallards retain this
excellent flying ability. In addition, they do an excellent job
of hatching and raising one or two broods of ducklings a
year. Mallards start to fly for short spurts at 10-12 weeks
and are flying very well by 16 weeks. It is also at about
14-16 weeks that the males get their beautiful coloring -
prior to that both the males and females are similarly
colored in shades of brown.

Size - Bantam Class (2.25 - 2.5 lbs)
Notable Features -males have bright green heads
Place of Orgin - North America
Conservation Status - Abundant
Special Qualities - great for pest control and eating