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What type of hybrid

Postby PetriDuck » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:42 pm

Hey guys,
Got this guy on sat and was thinking it is a Mallard X Gadwall hybrid. The wing color is a dark green (pics look like its black) and the body looks like gaddy "specked" feathers. What do you all think? :huh:

And yes... he is wrapped up in newspaper and getting dropped off this week for mounting if its ok :hammer:
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby zkalinowski » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:24 pm

Its very rare that I find myself stumped, but you got me :sad: the top picture made me want to say canvasback, just because of all the vermiculation, but I find that HIGHLY unlikely, and almost feel stupid even putting it out there. All of the gadwall x mallards (brewers) I've seen, both in person and in pictures, have had brown on their head... Well its one hell of a bird regardless, shoot I haven't even shot a mallard yet this year, and you got a sweet hybrid, kudos, my friend :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby rm85 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:31 pm

Looks like a drake mallard that hasnt gt all his color yet
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby PetriDuck » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:37 pm

rm85 wrote:Looks like a drake mallard that hasnt gt all his color yet


You think so? The head is so dark, feet are not the right color, no white band/brown chest and the wing colors are waaay off :huh: guess ill see what my taxi says
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby kyle916 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:39 pm

no need to post in multiple places. its a mallard. :hammer:
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby Cougar125 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:53 pm

Young Mallard...that's my vote.
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby PetriDuck » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:01 pm

hmmm how sad, thought i got a unique bird lol... :fingerhead:
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby rm85 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:09 pm

Its no doubt a cool looking bird ive been hunting a long time an never shot 1 that looks like that
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby bucksducks » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:43 pm

Don't believe it's a young mallard with very pronounced head and off color feet. I would think its a hybrid.
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby OGblackcloud » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:01 am

Might have some Gaddy in it
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby Camocynergy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:45 am

bucksducks wrote:Don't believe it's a young mallard with very pronounced head and off color feet. I would think its a hybrid.
You have yourself a very unique bird!


It is a unique bird, still worth mounting IMO. It may be a hybrid, but it also might be an odd phenotype, (genetic mallard, with different physical feature expression). I shot one very similar to yours a few years back and was told that mallards like that are "not uncommon", but I don't see very many of them. It may have some park duck in it, but I wouldn't put off the possibility it's a hybrid as the wing seems odd. The one I shot had a green head, no white ring on the neck, and body was also mostly that uniform barred grey.
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby QuackerSmacker498 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:47 pm

Sweet bird looks like a hybrid for sure. Mount him with a mature mallard, wings spread to really show the difference between the birds. :thumbsup:
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby duxrus » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:45 pm

I would guess a second generation mallard/pintail. I say that because I have a first gen with the same chest and speculum coloration. Cool bird
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby Moose14 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:26 pm

Looks like a mallard to me but those feet don't look orange one bit
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby spoonysmaker » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:06 pm

Definitely not a young mallard. Its mixed with something. Not sure what. Congrats
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby PetriDuck » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:54 pm

Thanks all for the reply. I am going to mount this guy... now to choose a style for mounting... :thumbsup:
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby spoonysmaker » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:04 pm

PetriDuck wrote:Thanks all for the reply. I am going to mount this guy... now to choose a style for mounting... :thumbsup:


Iv always been a fan of standing mounts. You dont see them much but they show off birds good imo
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:10 pm

I can't see any hybridizing characteristics on this bird. All of the mallard feather groups are represented other than the absence of the collar and some of the chestnut on the chest. Bottom pic shows blue secondarys. I don't know :huh: IMO it's got some park duck in the genes but who knows... if you like it mount it. :thumbsup:
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby STEVE IN SOCAL » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:23 pm

The reflection of the feet on the truck hood look orange....but I'd probably mount it.
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby PetriDuck » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:28 pm

ya, the pics arnt the best. The feet are a orange/yellow tint. Not the normal orange at all.
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby quack-attack » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:47 am

I think it is a short bus mallard....was it wearing a helmet and drooling on itself?

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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby PetriDuck » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:17 pm

:lol:
quack-attack wrote:I think it is a short bus mallard....was it wearing a helmet and drooling on itself?

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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby Saltwater_Assassin » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:40 pm

duxrus wrote:I would guess a second generation mallard/pintail. I say that because I have a first gen with the same chest and speculum coloration. Cool bird


What part of that bird would u say has the characteristics of the Pintail :huh:
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby johnsonthehunter » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:43 pm

Maybe one of its parents was a Brewers and bred with a mallard, I dont believe that its all mallard
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Re: What type of hybrid

Postby coachbob » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:13 am

I LOVE this site. I learn more new words here like vermiculation and phenotype! And they say us duk huntrs ain't smart! I know this one isn't cause I shot a drake goldeneye last week and stared at it for 5 minutes before I realized what it was. Hadn't shot one in over 40 years and forgot what they looked like! Anyway it is a cool duck and I hope you do get it mounted so you can enjoy it for many years to come. And the rest of you...keep them big words coming..I love em! :clapping:
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