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Hybrids

Postby damskydw » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:29 pm

I have noticed tons of hybrid blacks and mallards the past two seasons.. Anyone else?
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Postby Botiz630 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:36 pm

i have never seen a hybrid anything in the field. I would love to get one so bad. regardless of what type it is...a hybrid anything would make my season
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Postby Heronk » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:53 am

Mallard / black hybrids are quite common around here.
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Postby patrick.carrington » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:18 am

Botiz630 wrote:i have never seen a hybrid anything in the field. I would love to get one so bad. regardless of what type it is...a hybrid anything would make my season


Come to Florida. Hybrid Mottle/ mallards are everywhere. It is a huge problem here. My goal is a speck/ canada hybrid. Cant remember which video I saw that in but it looked really cool.
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Postby water_swatter01 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:11 am

We get a mallard black cross every couple years. I have yet to get a full plume drake.
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Postby spartansfan » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:19 am

ive never personally shot a hybrid but my grandfather shot a pintail mallard mix about 3 years ago. he got it mounted and its pritty sweet looking
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Postby damskydw » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:55 pm

yea we get about half a dozen black/mallard hybrids a season on and off the water. my father shot a white fronted and specked hybrid ten years ago.. got it mounted.. pretty cool
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Postby rjbadfish » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:39 pm

We have seen more hybrids the last few years. Most are blacks with a little mallard mixed in. This late season bird was a little easier to ID as a hybrid:

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Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:41 pm

Thats pretty cool :thumbsup:
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Postby njonesy_07 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:25 pm

A hybrid and band?!? Wow, I have neither.... :sad:
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Postby damskydw » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:16 pm

Seein the same hybrid mallards type pairs in the corn fields.. ill get a pic up soon :goodjob: ^
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may be hard to tell but hybrid mallard pair

Postby damskydw » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:20 pm

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Postby patrick.carrington » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:42 pm

Good look'en pup.
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Re: Hybrids

Postby mattk » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:42 pm

this season i shot a teal shoveler mix
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Postby Mike Callian » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:02 am

damskydw wrote:yea we get about half a dozen black/mallard hybrids a season on and off the water. my father shot a white fronted and specked hybrid ten years ago.. got it mounted.. pretty cool


Ah, White Fronts and Specks are the same geese... correct? :huh:
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Postby waterfowler20 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:04 pm

Mike Callian wrote:
damskydw wrote:yea we get about half a dozen black/mallard hybrids a season on and off the water. my father shot a white fronted and specked hybrid ten years ago.. got it mounted.. pretty cool


Ah, White Fronts and Specks are the same geese... correct? :huh:

I thought the same thing.....hmmmm Im pretty sure they are... :huh:
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Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:48 pm

waterfowler20 wrote:
Mike Callian wrote:
damskydw wrote:yea we get about half a dozen black/mallard hybrids a season on and off the water. my father shot a white fronted and specked hybrid ten years ago.. got it mounted.. pretty cool


Ah, White Fronts and Specks are the same geese... correct? :huh:

I thought the same thing.....hmmmm Im pretty sure they are... :huh:


Yes, they are. Maybe he meant a snow and a speck.
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Re: Hybrids

Postby captainduckhead » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:19 pm

I never heard of people loing cross ducks so much as they do on this sight. Not knocking you guys just making an observation. Up here Cross Ducks (that's what we call them) are just cleaned and eaten, they hardly even get mentioned, unless someone says something along the lines of "Oh, that's too bad, another good bloodline ruined" The general consensus with the guys I hunt with is, that Cross ducks ruin a good population of pure Blacks or Mallards, or whatever gets crossed with whatever
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Re: Hybrids

Postby RCO Brian » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:25 pm

We take a few each year here in NJ. Heres one of the better lookin birds...
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Re: Hybrids

Postby patrick.carrington » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:05 am

thats cool! I saw a pic of a woody, wigeon cross. Looked crazy wierd. Google it. Its worth seeing.
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Re: Hybrids

Postby rjbadfish » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:23 pm

captainduckhead wrote:I never heard of people loing cross ducks so much as they do on this sight. Not knocking you guys just making an observation. Up here Cross Ducks (that's what we call them) are just cleaned and eaten, they hardly even get mentioned, unless someone says something along the lines of "Oh, that's too bad, another good bloodline ruined" The general consensus with the guys I hunt with is, that Cross ducks ruin a good population of pure Blacks or Mallards, or whatever gets crossed with whatever


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I agree with you 100%. The general concenus up here is that we will be loosing any chance for a pure black duck in just a few short years. Our biologist has stated that a pure Black duck has no white on either side of the wing patch. If that is the case, how many hybrids in this picture?

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Re: Hybrids

Postby aunt betty » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:06 pm

Those aren't black duck hybrids. I'm sorry but they are what is known as "Brewer's Ducks". They are hybrids but they are half mallard and half wigeon. That green head is totally a wigeon...

I didn't look too close at the pintail but I will.

Sorry. My 2cents.
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Re: Hybrids

Postby aunt betty » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:09 pm

Wigeon drakes must be super-dogs...
They will mate with any other ducks apparently.
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Re: Hybrids

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:37 pm

aunt betty wrote:Those aren't black duck hybrids. I'm sorry but they are what is known as "Brewer's Ducks". They are hybrids but they are half mallard and half wigeon. That green head is totally a wigeon...

I didn't look too close at the pintail but I will.

Sorry. My 2cents.


BAHAHAHA!!! I love it when people are so wrong on their hybrids!!!

Firstly, a brewer's duck is a gad crossed with a mallard. Secondly those two are blacks crossed with mallards and the pintail isnt crossed with anything.
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Re: Hybrids

Postby Papachessie » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:40 pm

rjbadfish wrote:
captainduckhead wrote:I never heard of people loing cross ducks so much as they do on this sight. Not knocking you guys just making an observation. Up here Cross Ducks (that's what we call them) are just cleaned and eaten, they hardly even get mentioned, unless someone says something along the lines of "Oh, that's too bad, another good bloodline ruined" The general consensus with the guys I hunt with is, that Cross ducks ruin a good population of pure Blacks or Mallards, or whatever gets crossed with whatever


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I agree with you 100%. The general concenus up here is that we will be loosing any chance for a pure black duck in just a few short years. Our biologist has stated that a pure Black duck has no white on either side of the wing patch. If that is the case, how many hybrids in this picture?

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The 2 on the left and one on the right are all Black x Mallard hybrids. I feel the same way. Blacks are being ruined by Mallards. Most of the Blacks I see here have some Mallard traits, usually some white on the speculum, although they say a thin white line on the top is sometimes normal for a Black, but never on the bottom.
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