Rare breeds of ducks are breeds that are few in numbers. Some are recent to the scene, such as the Aztec Duck, Golden Cascade, and Snyder Ducks. Some have been around hundreds of years, such as Dutch Hookbill Ducks and Shetland Ducks, but have declined in numbers to the point of being hard to find.
Each rare breed contributes characteristics that distinguish them from all other breeds. Each has a story to tell and should be considered for preservation.