|A group of Indian Runner ducks|
A. p. domesticus
|Anas platyrhynchos domesticus|
Domestic ducks are ducks that are raised for meat, eggs and down. A few are also kept for show, as pets, or for their ornamental value. Almost all varieties of domestic duck apart from the Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) are descended from the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).