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What type of hybrid is this?

Postby BullGooseLooney » Thu May 31, 2012 8:20 pm

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Here's a duck I saw near my parents house in Orange Park, FL. It was in a neighborhood pond, and while I was in town, I saw mallards, muscovys, and mottled ducks in area. The other thing is that the female this drake was with had the same white patch around its eye.

I know that mottled ducks are related to and commonly mate with mallards, but I would expect something much more mottled-like than this picture. Until I hear to the contrary, I'm going to assume it's some type of mallard-muscovy terminator duck!!! :biggrin:

Any waterfowl biologists out there?
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Re: What type of hybrid is this?

Postby bdub » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:56 pm

looks like it may have a little wood duck in it. Just saying
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Re: What type of hybrid is this?

Postby sigalphjoe44 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:38 am

^i think bdub got it. looks like a mallard/woodie. eyepatch is woody, along with the bill is mallard in length but colored like a woodie and it begins to mutate towards the base of the bill. the way the wings sit elongated towards the tail feathers definitely looks woodie to me. either way, SMOKE IT before it interbreeds. :thumbsup: HAPPY SHOOTING
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Re: What type of hybrid is this?

Postby spoonysmaker » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:19 pm

Its definatly a mallerd/muscovy mix. Look at its body. Looks just like a muscovy
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Re: What type of hybrid is this?

Postby SnookMan88 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:02 pm

Muscovey for sure. Brown does not seem to be a common color in muscoveys so it must be mixed with somthing, mallard seems like the most likely choice.
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Re: What type of hybrid is this?

Postby rivercountry » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:28 pm

I vote mucovy x mallard really has that muscovy body and ungly as hell. I with ya kill it before it breeds with somthing else and you really have trainwreck.
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