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How to Plant Black Hills Spruce Trees
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How to Plant Black Hills Spruce Trees

Spruce tree branch in snow image by Daria Miroshnikova from Fotolia.comThe Black Hills spruce (Picea glauca Densata) is a variety of white spruce native to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Black Hills spruce is notably superior as an ornamental tree to any others in the species, according to botanists at Missouri Botanical Gardens.

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Ducks: Indian corrector

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.
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Ducks: Dendrocigna

Spread and habitat Duck spread in many areas of the world (Central and South America, Africa, India, Antilles Islands), particularly in tropical areas. Sedentary, migratory or erratic depending on the localization area. It lives in open areas rich in stagnant waters but is also found along quiet bays and rivers.
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Ducks: Naked neck

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics “Naked neck” duck (in French Cou-nu) is a light French breed. She was recently selected from a mutation due to a recessive gene. It was first presented at the Metz international exhibition. Very rare.
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Ducks: Chilean fistione

Spread and habitat Originally from South America (southern part). It lives along waterways and along the coasts. Gregary and sociable, she lives in groups, apart from the reproductive period. It adapts well to life in captivity. Morphological characteristics It does not present sexual dimorphism. The head is dark green with white face.
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Ducks: White-faced Dendrocigna

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.
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Ducks: Italian minor

BreedRegion of origin Morphological characteristics Production parameters Status of the white Babini population (genus Anas) Emilia-RomagnaCommune of Russi (Ra) It derives from the crossing of the Romagnola with the Toscanabianca.-ExtinctBergamasca (genus Anas) LombardyLivrea white, black, dappled; horizontal habit-Extinct Friulian (genus Anas) FriuliLivrea black, blue, blue, with showy white bib.
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Ducks: Duclair

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.
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Ducks: Swedish Germanata

Origin, spread and economic characteristics The Swedish Germanata (Coast Ducks, Blekingeanka) is a very rare breed with a typical German coloration with a large white ring around the neck.Medium-heavy breed.Morphological characteristicsGerman coat with a large white ring around the neck.Swedish Germanized DuckSwedish Germanized Duck ( photo www.
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Ducks: Turkish Fistione

Spread and habitat Lives in some areas of Europe and Asia. Some populations are migratory, others sedentary and others still erratic. It prefers the northernmost areas but not beyond the 55th parallel. Very silent, she loves reeds where she feels protected and safe. Much appreciated as an ornamental duck for its easy adaptability, beauty and ease of breeding.
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Ducks: Mallard

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.
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Ducks: Germanata Veneta

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 whose shape and coloring.
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Ducks: Mandarin duck

Spread and habitat Originating in Japan and China, it was introduced in Europe around 1830. Today it is found in freedom in various areas of Great Britain and Brittany. It is bred all over the world as an ornamental garden duck. He loves to live in ponds and marshy areas.
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Ducks: Mulard

Generalities and economic characteristics Mulards, sterile hybrids deriving from the interspecific cross between Barberia duck (Chairina moschata) and common duck (Anas platyrhynchos), are highly appreciated by gourmets as roast ducks and are also used for the production of fatty liver.
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Ducks: Beijing

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics Breed of Chinese origin, imported into Europe around 1870 (originally it was white with yellowish colored reflections and orange legs). Currently there are two varieties: the American and the German ones. The selection of the latter is purely German and English and has led to the formation of a more upright type with yellowish white plumage (American Beijing has pure white plumage).
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Ducks: Orpington Fulva

Origin, spread and economic characteristics The Orpington duck is a duck with a bizarre history and selection, created by one of the greatest poultry breeders ever, William Cook of Kent, who not only did not achieve the minimum objective that the its creator had set himself, that is, beat the creature of Mrs. Campbell, but which also proved difficult in breeding due to a complex genetic makeup.
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Ducks: Overberg

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics Medium-sized breed originating in Holland, selected at the beginning of the twentieth century. It lays around 180-200 eggs per year with a white shell. Breed appreciated both for the production of eggs and meat. Morphological characteristics Coloration: Wild Silver Blue.
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Ducks: Silver Appleyard

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics English breed formed between 1930 and 1940 there is also a miniature. It is a heavy breed that does not find any diffusion in Italy. Morphological characteristics. Typical color. Silver Appleyard (photo female Silver Appleyard. Ducks Silver Appleyard.
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Ducks: Saxony

Origin, spread and economic characteristics The Saxon duck (in German Sachsenenten) is a heavy breed originating in Germany, on average widespread. Selected from the crossing of the Rouen duck with the German Peking duck and the Pomeranian duck. Morphological characteristics Country-style duck, powerful, with long and wide trunk, without keel.
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Ducks: Tufted duck

Diffusion and habitat Migratory species widespread in Europe. Generally it reproduces north of the 48th parallel. It is found in open areas with large ponds, pools or other sources of not too deep water. It also does not mind sheltered beaches. Elegant diving duck, it adapts well to life in captivity.
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