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mallard 4 curls

Postby gunner7848 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:12 pm

i shoot a mallard with 4 curls big in size how do u base this on other mallardsImage[img][img]%20%20%20%20%20%20%20[img]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/gunner7848/100_0618.jpg[/img]
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Postby CrackerJackShot » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:26 pm

WOW 4 curls you said?! I would like to see a pic if you could get one up here!! Ive only shot about 3 or 4 that have 3 curls. I think that 2 means that their already pretty mature. 4 must mean he's OLD.
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Postby gunner7848 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:51 pm

sent u email pic
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Postby huntmq1 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:21 pm

I've only seen birds woth two curls. I'll ask my taxi buddy what the most he has run across is. You should post up the pics for all to see.
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Postby Smackaduck » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:18 am

most all mallards I see have four curls or two developed curls and two undeveloped curls. They will be in pairs, when you grab one and pull it out there is usually another one with it same goes for the second one. But on imature birds you may get a full curl and a semi staight feather with it this is the other curl in the making.
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Postby gunner7848 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:05 am

no all 4 curls r long 2 on top then 2 under both r seperate all curls r seperate not together and the taxidemist said this was great duck 2 have he only seen a few like it. im try to figure out to post the picture any help, ideas, pitures will not paste on
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Postby Smackaduck » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:30 am

Go to photobucket.com. Load your pictures to photobucket. When they are done there will be boxes of info. under your picture. Copy the IMG box and then paste it here in your reply text box. Any other problems go to the help forum and scroll through some of the past topics. There were some very helpful picture topics there.
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Postby gunner7848 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:45 am

thanks pics r up
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Postby Spencer5100 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:49 pm

thats a nice mallard, but having 2 curls 2 with 2 under is just a very mature bird. Thats definetly worthy of the wall,..
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Postby CrackerJackShot » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:31 pm

Actually 4 curls like that is very uncommon. If you kill a bunch of ducks then you might see them a lil more often but they are only slightly less rare than a banded duck.
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Postby duckslayer221 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:34 pm

if 4 curls is so common how many have you shot just wondering???
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Postby gunner7848 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:55 pm

all the curls are spread apart and not together iv talk to many hunters around and taxidemist and they havent seen a duck with 4 true curls before o ya by the way tell me what a typical mallard curls r i shoot alot of mallards and most have one or two or 2 with a little feather under. typical mallard i think has 2 curls
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Postby goldhunter470 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:52 pm

I shot a 3 curl last fall and I was pretty proud... until my friend shot a four curl that same weekend. His father, who was hunting the same area as us for 30 years, said a three or four curl was pretty rare. The difference in size and color was amazing. Nice duck gunner. Thats one you will remember. :salude: :salude: :salude:
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Postby gunner7848 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:21 pm

thanks goldhunter470 4 ur reply and the size is larger than other mallards than i have seen on mounts and shoot, colors r great as well. now is that because they r old or some ducks just get big and mature faster
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Postby goldhunter470 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:58 pm

I would say you shot an old duck. The 4 curl made my 3 curl look small, even though my duck was big. The color was much darker also. From what I know, ducks get more curls with age. I have shot many one or two curl ducks and there is a definite difference between two and three and between three and four. Don't get discouraged by anyone, you shot a nice duck!!!
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Postby huntmq1 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:36 am

My vote is "I've never killed one". Only two curls for me. Never seen more than three. I'd say pretty rare indeed.
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Postby Spencer5100 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:50 pm

i dont shoot a lot of mallards.. we see more widgeon and divers and i wasnt saying that it wasnt nice... ive probably shot 25 drake mallards in 3 seasons and shot 7 or 8 or so with 4 curls.. i may have overemphasized it. Its definetly a very nice mature mallard which I would get mounted if it was in good shape. I havent gotten one mounted yet, because by the time they get to the point where id want to get one mounted.. the mallards which are still hanging around the river dont really decoy anymore.. I shot 3 mallards on the river this year, and about 5 other places.. as compared to 30 widgeon.
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Re: 4 curls

Postby Spencer5100 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:32 pm

gunner7848 wrote:all the curls are spread apart and not together iv talk to many hunters around and taxidemist and they havent seen a duck with 4 true curls before o ya by the way tell me what a typical mallard curls r i shoot alot of mallards and most have one or two or 2 with a little feather under. typical mallard i think has 2 curls

thats what i meant.. together.. like only 1 is visible.. u pull it out then theres more underneath. The onesn ive hsot ahve had 2, with 1 underneath each curl
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Postby gunner7848 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:40 pm

no u dont pull a curl out and get 2 on a 4 curl duck there are 4 curls not the ones u get by pulling other feathers out of its tail so try to make sence there are one, two, three, and four seprate curls and if i pull one i have three long curls left not two with one curl or i would have a 8 curl duck. a straight feather under a curl is not a curl
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