Jack Byard's book covers 44 breeds of ducks ranging from those which you are likely to find on your local pond to a few which are extremely rare. Some are native British breeds while others come from a little further afield. If you look closely you can see all of the breeds domesticated in Britain today.
Know Your Ducks is designed for the novice enthusiast of any age. For each breed the right-hand page is dedicated to a quality picture of the breed accompanied by a description of its appearance. On the facing page is a concise description of the breed's origins and its history. For many for the breeds Jack gives a description of their personality, egg-laying and flying abilities and how they are best kept.