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How rare is this?

Postby mgmblitz » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:27 am

Hey guys, this is my first post on this site and I'm looking for info in regard to an albino teal I shot over the weekend. I've looked for pictures but have yet to find one that is completely white. Here's a couple pics and let me know what you think.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:42 am

Pretty rare. But, to me it doesn't look albino. Leucistic I think would be a better term for this particular duck. I'm no expert, but if it were albino, I think the eyes and the feet would be pink. Your duck would have a color mutation to where the feathers turn white. I've seen an actual albino teal mount and a rudy duck and they both had pink feet and eyes. As long as you saw this duck fly and wasn't eating bread, it's a neat and rare duck. Thanks for posting the picture. Are you going to put it on the wall?
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby mgmblitz » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:48 am

Ha ha definitely wasn't eating bread. It flew into our decoys solo and it took some quick conversing on weather to shoot it. Either way it is getting mounted and everybody I've talked to or showed the pics to have never seen one. Once in a lifetime opportunity I think and its a pretty cool looking bird. Just thought I'd post on here for some info. I just found it strange because it is completely white with absolutely no color on it anywhere. Thanks for your reply.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:53 am

Very neat duck. You need to stick around and post pictures of the mount later on. My older brother shot a mallard just like this about 15 years ago. That is the only one I've ever seen. You got a very rare duck indeed.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby mgmblitz » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:08 pm

More pics. First one is right after it was shot.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby greenster » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:20 pm

First white teal I have seen :thumbsup: Should make a great mount.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby wanapasaki » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:27 pm

Never seen a white teal, nicely done!
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby Quackhead90 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:09 pm

I would go ask the boys in the taxidermy section
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby scubaarchery » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:10 pm

That is a really cool duck, definitely worth mounting.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:36 pm

Saw a white spoonie last year. This makes two firsts.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby possumfoot » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:32 pm

saw one in ND about 5 years ago..
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby Porkinginpublic » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:05 pm

it would look good next to a green wing teal or something to show off the contrast in colors.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby Sclf » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:23 pm

I've seen several pictures of those but never in person. I believe someone shot one here in Louisiana last year...or maybe the previous year.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby Delta1389 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:52 pm

Saw one last Friday while scouting. Flew up on me as a lone bird and don't think anything of it until it was right on top of me and I realized it was a duck and nt something else. It then met up with another group if teal and made a couple passes around the pond! I hope he is still there Saturday when the east zone opens!
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby JCArsenault » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:27 pm

My first thought was Pekin Duck.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby side-slippin » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:08 pm

Duxrus has a phenomenal mount of an albino GW on a thread in the taxi forum. Shouldn't take much effort to find it.
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby cwsmith » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:52 am

JCArsenault wrote:My first thought was Pekin Duck.


that crossed my mind too until i saw its size compared to those woodies. definitely a teal species. congrats, gotta love those birds that just take your breath away when you pick them up. :yes:
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40 mallards
14 GWT
13 pin
10 spoony
10 buff
9 wigeon
8 rgnk
6 woodie
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2 l scaup
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby lbhansford » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:31 pm

all i keep hearing is "AFLAC!!!"

awesome once in a lifetime bird MGM!
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Re: How rare is this?

Postby Mugzwump » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:33 pm

Very cool! It's feet are more green than orange, definitely not mallard and a true albino would be more pink footed.

I'm not aware of any migrating white duck species... could be a colour morph like snows and blues. Or a farm duck. :)

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Re: How rare is this?

Postby jonny707 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:54 pm

That is really cool. Glad you got it, being by its self, its coloring probably made it an outcast anyway. My buddy has a mounted albino black brant (looks like a seagull lol) but I have never seen a white teal. Once in a lifetime bird, congrats!
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