What was the 'Penguin duck'? Where had the 'Indian Runner' come from, and when? Smith, Walton and Donald could only guess until 1909 when the problem was solved. Then 'Adam and Eve' from Lombok caused even more controversy, not settled until 20 years later.
This book charts the mysteries and arguments about the breed which fascinated people for 100 years. The Runner also produced the commercial egg-layers and is still one of the most popular breeds of duck today.
Chris & Mike Ashton, hardback n202pp. New.