The domestic duck, like other poultry species, has many breeds. Most are derived from the wild mallard, while a minority are descendants of the Muscovy duck. Duck breeds are officially recognized for showing by governing bodies of enthusiasts such as the American Poultry Association (APA), which usually administer breed standards such as the Standard of Perfection.
This is a list of officially recognised duck breeds  by
- the American Poultry Association (APA)
- the Poultry Club of Great Britain (PCGB)
- the European Association of Poultry-, Pigeon- and Rabbit breeders (EE)
- The Australian Poultry Standards
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- ^ "Breeds currently recorded in the Global Databank for Animal Genetic Resources". FAO. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
- ^ "Atlas of Vietnam Animal Husbandry". Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of Livestock Production. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/PDF%20Forms/APA%20Recognized%20Breeds%20and%20Varieties%20Sept2012.pdf
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w The Poultry Club of Great Britain: Ducks
- ^ a b Entente Européenne: Listing of European Poultry Breeds and Colurs
- ^ a b c d Australian Poultry Standards (2nd ed.). Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association (trading as Poultry Stud Breeders and Exhibitors Victoria). 2011. ISBN 978-1-921488-23-8.