Waterfowler's wall

A forum to discuss taxidermy techniques and mounts.

Moderators: Pete-pec, sprigpig1

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Small Block » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:07 pm

Quit it waterfowler...you're killin me, you're killin me.
Small Block
hunter
 
Posts: 373
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:25 pm


Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby sprigpig1 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:37 pm

sprigs4days wrote:850 mounts! thats incredible. i have a grand total of 5. do you mount them yourself or do you send them out?


I don't know if this was brought up yet but there is a good article written about this guy in in the August 2012 American waterfowlers magazine gear guide. Good stuff. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
"suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of congress, But I repeat myself".- Mark Twain

"Go to heaven for the climate , go to hell for the company".- Mark Twain
User avatar
sprigpig1
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1422
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:16 pm
Location: Reno,NV

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby duckman27 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:19 pm

Pat, Is there any way you could ID this bird? I posted it on the Honey Hole but those guys are about as helpful as a box of rocks. Shot it yesterday in Western Nebraska. There aren't any pin feathers either so it makes me think Black x Mallard or an old bird. Thanks
Attachments
duckkk.jpg
duckl.jpg
duckk.jpg
User avatar
duckman27
hunter
 
Posts: 2168
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:09 pm
Location: Firestone, CO

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Duck Collector » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:50 pm

Thats odd, it had a ugly green head with a really dark green stripe above it eye kinda like a wigeon.
I would say black x mallard, it looks to close to a mallard to be anything else if thats even what it is. May just be an ugly ass mallard.
1860 Go Devil boat draging a 35GDSD
Hooked on Quack
User avatar
Duck Collector
hunter
 
Posts: 982
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Location: H Town

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby BoB_25 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:11 pm

Looks like a very young drake to me! You looking into this to way to much!
RIP Ron Wieneke
BoB_25
hunter
 
Posts: 81
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:14 am

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby sprigpig1 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:04 pm

You sir shot a immature drake mallard..
"suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of congress, But I repeat myself".- Mark Twain

"Go to heaven for the climate , go to hell for the company".- Mark Twain
User avatar
sprigpig1
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1422
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:16 pm
Location: Reno,NV

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby duckman27 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:27 am

There weren't any pin feathers on it which means that it was in it's breeding plumage. If it would have had pin feathers I would have thought just a juvi drake mallard but that is not the case
User avatar
duckman27
hunter
 
Posts: 2168
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:09 pm
Location: Firestone, CO

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby daffy... » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:29 pm

sprigpig1 wrote:You sir shot a immature drake mallard..


yut

duckman27 wrote:There weren't any pin feathers on it which means that it was in it's breeding plumage. If it would have had pin feathers I would have thought just a juvi drake mallard but that is not the case


its late enough in the year for young birds to not have anymore "pin feathers" theres more black ducks here then any other duck and i can tell you there isnt a speck of black duck in that bird
User avatar
daffy...
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1997
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:12 pm
Location: merrymeeting bay

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:41 pm

bump for the sheer awesomeness of this thread! :beer:
The Cajun 7 Course Meal; 1 lb. of boudin and a six pack of Abita beer.

Save the Marsh, Eat a Nutria!

Image
User avatar
Indaswamp
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 56472
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:40 pm
Location: South Louisiana

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:46 pm

I'd say a Mallard and nothing else in the mix. As for the gnetic make-up that is another guess as to chromosomal mutation. Could even be an aged post reproductive drake as well. Have any pictures of the back of it?
Helping waterfowl make bad decisions since 1961.






--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
User avatar
The Waterfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 1078
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: Mississippi

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby duckman27 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:57 pm

I'll check the camera and see if I have any once I get back in colorado. The back was just a little darker than a normal mallard drake
User avatar
duckman27
hunter
 
Posts: 2168
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:09 pm
Location: Firestone, CO

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby DUCK-DAWG » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:21 am

Pat, any pictures of Fulvous whistling ducks? I've got a very unique one I'm looking to mount.
User avatar
DUCK-DAWG
hunter
 
Posts: 369
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:33 am
Location: Thomasville, GA/N. FL

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby sprigs4days » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:40 pm

sprigpig1 wrote:
sprigs4days wrote:850 mounts! thats incredible. i have a grand total of 5. do you mount them yourself or do you send them out?


I don't know if this was brought up yet but there is a good article written about this guy in in the August 2012 American waterfowlers magazine gear guide. Good stuff. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'm sure it's a good read, the guy is a legend when it comes to waterfowling
"Three can keep a secret, if two are dead"
User avatar
sprigs4days
hunter
 
Posts: 2975
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:04 am
Location: California

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby JCraig12 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:11 pm

theres more black ducks here then any other duck and i can tell you there isnt a speck of black duck in that bird

Agreed. Oh and AWESOME collection, truly admirable.
JCraig12
hunter
 
Posts: 259
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:22 pm
Location: Eastport, ME/Milford, ME

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby ALaguaite » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:10 am

@the waterfowler Wow thanks for sharing. We share a similar dream of having ever species of waterfowl killed and mounted. (Even though you have got it in the bag). I am 20 and have killed 13 different species so far and working on all. Thanks for sharing all of your memories and pictures with us. Im working on my trophy wall but in an apartment you are kind of limited on space. I have two questions

1. What kind of ducks are in the very first picture you posted on this thread? They look like whistling ducks of some sort

2. Do you ever mount people's ducks if they bring them to you and how much would you charge?


Thanks so much
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
Gwt-6
Bwt-5
Scaup-4
Hooded merganser-2
Mottled-2
Goldeneye-1
Gadwall-6
User avatar
ALaguaite
hunter
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:01 pm
Location: Covington, La

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Duck Collector » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:30 am

I think its the brazilian duck? They are from South America
1860 Go Devil boat draging a 35GDSD
Hooked on Quack
User avatar
Duck Collector
hunter
 
Posts: 982
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Location: H Town

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby tam9492 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:02 pm

Any preening mallards Pat?
User avatar
tam9492
hunter
 
Posts: 696
Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:33 pm
Location: Central PA

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby aclumpkin » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:36 pm

Gorgeous mounts!!! :beer:
Some people just need a high-five.
In the face.
With a chair.
User avatar
aclumpkin
hunter
 
Posts: 933
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:35 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby ringerslayer21 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:13 pm

Pat, i love your showroom from what i have seen, i would love to make a trip and see your collection and sit and hear stories from the good ole days, i am 22 i live in north florida, i raise waterfowl also me and my dad have, mandarins,woodies,pintail,wigeon,ruddys,baikal,ring teal, and magellan geese, my dad loves to breed them and i love to hunt, your collection of mounts looks like something in my dreams haha , i was wondering what state and if you had any good ruddy duck stories? or pics of your ruddy duck mounts, they are one of my favorite ducks i have only killed a handful, and wigeons have to be my favorite puddler if you have any wigeon or ruddy mounts i would love to admirer them, thanks pat! :bow: :clapping: :bow: :clapping:
ringerslayer21
hunter
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:37 pm
Location: Destin , FL

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby kruse » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:39 am

Waterfowler,

You have one of the greatest collection I have ever seen. It was an honor to see it. Thank you for posting this. I hope one day I could have a collection like that. :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :thumbsup:
User avatar
kruse
hunter
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:24 am

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby B.Hud » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:32 pm

kruse wrote:Waterfowler,

You have one of the greatest collection I have ever seen. It was an honor to see it. Thank you for posting this. I hope one day I could have a collection like that. :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :thumbsup:

agreed
Shouldbeaguide wrote: We rolled donuts all weekend on green tops and specks. Make sure your facts are strait
B.Hud
hunter
 
Posts: 827
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:41 pm
Location: Ga

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Jake S » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:51 pm

waterfowler

I think I saw it on the first page, but I was woundering if you had any pictures of the back and top of the wings of the wood duck ringneck hybrid?

thanks
Jake S
hunter
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:48 pm

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:16 pm

Yes, the ducks are Brazilian ducks, sometimes called Brazilian Teal although they aren't a Teal. Kill a lot of them in Northern Argentina along the Parana River.

Just back from the duck camp and leaving for Mexico Monday but will try and get some of the requests posted.

Kruse, I too have an aviary. You having any luck raising Baikals? Mine are hit and miss. Lots of Ringed and Laysans, 3 Whistling Duck species, Falcateds, White-eyes, two Wigeon species and some odds and ends. Always heard Magellans were a little mean, are they?

Don't have a good picture of just the wings on the Ringneck/Wood Duck but will take one next time I'm shooting pictures . This is the best I have.

Image

Image

Albino Rosybill

Image

Ruddy Ducks

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Fulvous
Image
Helping waterfowl make bad decisions since 1961.






--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
User avatar
The Waterfowler
hunter
 
Posts: 1078
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: Mississippi

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby sprigs4days » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:17 am

Doesn't matter how many times I look at this thread...I'm amazed every time
"Three can keep a secret, if two are dead"
User avatar
sprigs4days
hunter
 
Posts: 2975
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:04 am
Location: California

Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Cougar125 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:02 am

sprigs4days wrote:Doesn't matter how many times I look at this thread...I'm amazed every time

Me too.

Have fun in Mexico Pat!
There are no ducks in the desert!
User avatar
Cougar125
hunter
 
Posts: 1196
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:18 pm
Location: Deployment again!

PreviousNext

Return to Taxidermy Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests