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Small strap but good looking duck

Postby bjepsen85 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:01 pm

Didn't kill a lot today but had one that made it worth it.

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Beautiful bird.
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Compaired to a normal Gadwall.
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby Duck Collector » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:21 pm

Is it a hybrid of somesort? Never seen one like that....
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby millertimeUSMC » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:28 pm

Gorgeous duck
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby bjepsen85 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:50 pm

Duck Collector wrote:Is it a hybrid of somesort? Never seen one like that....


Yeah, my first thought was Brewer's Duck but after looking at the pics of some Brewer's I think this one is quite different.

I do think its a gad/mallard cross though, what looks to black in my pics all around the sides and back of head is actually green. It also has brown in the breast, white collar, and big and thick like a mallard.

Very interesting duck that's for sure, I'm gonna have to mount it...
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby reel_time » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:14 pm

I agree. That chest, tail, and size all say a mallard gadwall cross to me. Never seen a bird look like that before. Beautiful.

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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby Indiancreekducks87 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:23 pm

My first thought was gad x wigeon.. But the size does give me doubts. Either way it's a wall piece for sure! Nice bird man!
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby loner » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:28 pm

i think his momma went to the wrong party!
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:55 pm

Thats a awesome bird! :thumbsup:
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby justinmi » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:45 am

Wicked bird Brett, that is a wall piece for sure.
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby yellow_bill » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:13 pm

Killed one that looked just like that last year. Not sure if its a gad x ? Mix or just a super plume mature bird.
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby Duck Collector » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:35 pm

What color is the bottom part of the head? It looks yellow but then again im color blind!! :help: i think mabey its "daddy" bird was a mallard x gaddy and the genes are still there just mostly gadwall though.
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby txpanhandler » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:42 pm

Maybe post this elsewhere to get more looks, HH maybe? Interested to see what exactly this is. That thing is awesome
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby Brazosboyt » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:52 pm

AWESOME gad. That bird definitely has some color mutations. It could be a 3rd or 4th gen cross. Do you mind if I put the pic on a few of the taxidermy/aviary websites. I would trade my whole season in for that bird!
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby Brazosboyt » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:56 pm

There's just a bunch of colors/patterns that are off. I've seen a bunch of cool variances but that one is number one.

Here's one from yesterday for comparison.
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Couple I did for myself last yr.
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I kinda have a thing for gads with a twist.
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby Brazosboyt » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:11 pm

I sent a couple pics to a couple friends that have major aviaries(multi million dollar breeding facilities). These folks get all gooey over genetics and oddities. All said mostly likely to be a brewers x with a gad 1 or 2 times down the line. Justified by
1. Size
2. Grey belly
3. Lack of red/rust on the coverts.

Also possibility of color mutation creating an oddball.

Either way. Super cool, super rare bird.

Oh and illegal to possess. I will send someone to dispose of it for u.
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby justinmi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:56 pm

Check out this website http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/domducks.htm they have a duck pictured similar to yours.
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby Mojo281 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:41 am

I vote Brewers... Awesome bird for the wall regaurdless what it is!! Congrats! :beer:
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby bjepsen85 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:21 am

To answer all the questions...

Yes, post or send it to whoever you want, fine with me, just bring back what you find out if ya don't mind!

The cheeks are goldish yellow, purple on top like an aolder gadwall, then all of the rest of the head is green, it was overcast that day so it looks more blackish in the pics.

No red like i've seen in Brewers in the past but i'm no expert on hybrids, thanks for all your comments!
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby troutman561 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:55 am

Awesome looking bird. I'm interested to see what it ends up being. The guys in the taxidermy forum on this site are pretty knowledgeable. Might be worth posting there as well.
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Re: Small strap but good looking duck

Postby CCducker » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:33 pm

Shoot Eric a message he will give you a solid ID :thumbsup:

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