Another duck fancier, Janet Sinclair of Alfrick Pound in Worcestershire, also sounds a warning note. 'A robin following the spade for worms is one thing; four large, friendly and supremely self-confident Khaki Campbells actually inside the hole one is digging is quite another.' Her ducks have been gated since spring shoots began going down rather than up. 'You'd be surprised how far a Khaki Campbell stretches, bill to web. I'd never before thought that ducks could stand on tiptoe, but these do.'
Anne Hope Jacobson of the British Waterfowl Association says that, if readers want to be sure of getting good stock, they should buy from a reputable breeder. The BWA annual directory of breeders' names and addresses is available from Pikes Peak, Finchampstead, Berkshire RG11 4RD (0734 733435).Reuse content