Mallard/shoveler hybrid

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Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby Joelseph » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:31 pm

Has anyone else seen a duck like that? I'm sorry I don't have a picture of it. I was walking my dog yesterday near a local pond. This duck had a green head and yellow bill, but it's chest was white and the entire rest of its body was brown. It also had the curled tail feather in the back. I thought it was an interesting/neat duck. First time I had seen one of those.
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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby T Man » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:44 am

Take a pic next time but more than likely a call duck x mallard.
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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby mudpack » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:40 am

Could be a mallard/Pekin or just about any other domesticated duck specie.
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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby champer196 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:04 am

mudpack wrote:Could be a mallard/Pekin or just about any other domesticated duck specie.


Probably this. I've seen them at local lakes before.
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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby Joelseph » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:19 pm

Thanks. Sorry I didn't have a picture. It was too far out in the middle of the pond to get a good picture of. I had brought my binoculars with me that day so that's why I got a good look at it.
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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby T Man » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:47 pm

Park ducks are a toss up of genetic variation
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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby aunt betty » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:41 pm

A spoonie with a green head? Gasp.
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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby cluckmeister » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:03 pm

Its called a What the H is that duck. They come in assorted colors and when the game warden checks you, he will write you a ticket because its illegal to shoot a What the H is that duck.

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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby RichinKS » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:50 pm

Anyone ever come across a Mallard/Black hybrid? Shot a hen near the end of the first split that looked to be 100% mallard in the body (more caramel color, and pronounced white stripes on both sides of the speculum) but the bill looked exactly like a black--yellow/olive with black specks (no orange at all). First time I've ever encountered that. Pretty certain it was a mallard, but am still confused by the color of the bill.
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Re: Mallard/shoveler hybrid

Postby mudpack » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:18 pm

Mallard/Black Duck hybrids are probably the most common hybrid in the eastern part of the US.
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