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what kind of duck is this

Postby sapper35 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:51 pm

All of my buddies and I were thinking its a young mallard and black duck cross wondering what you all thpught
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby sapper35 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:52 pm

Some more pictures
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Duck Nasty » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:11 pm

Looks like a mallard /wigeon. Or a juvie mallard
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:25 am

It is one of two things looking at the bill. The bill is a hen mallard bill. The green in the head which indicates drake, makes the bird either a hermaphrodite (having part of, or having both sexes), or a hen with increased testosterone. The hen could be an old gal that has started to lose estrogen, and is gaining testosterone, giving her male-like properties. I had a kid in our blind shoot one, that looked very similar. Bird breeders will see this trait in their old stock ducks.

There is this ongoing joke about "an old hen mallard" on another forum, and truly the joke's on them. They know so little about ducks except they fly, and they shoot them, that they don't believe in it, and look at it like some goofy theory, when in fact it happens both in the wild, and domesticated birds.

Either way, cool bird. The longer the web is around, the more we see oddities in the form of pictures. It may seem like we have more hybrids and anomolies, when in fact we simply have more smart phones. :wink:
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby mwh » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:29 am

That is a mallard drake/ black duck mix.
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby kyle916 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:37 am

mallard IMO
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:49 am

MWH, no offense, but did you happen to notice the bill and tail of your "drake" or read the previous post? :rolleyes:
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby duxrus » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:24 am

Old mallard hen....orange bill and male characteristics starting to show. Nothing there shows blackduck at all
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby huntpa » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:41 am

DEAD :biggrin: Black , Mallard cross??
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Frank Lopez » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:05 am

mwh wrote:That is a mallard drake/ black duck mix.


Not even close! :huh: :no: :no: :no:

A black/mallard cross will have a purple speculum as a minimum and show more of the traits/plumage of a black duck. I'd say that Pete has it correct.

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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Waterfowler06 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:22 pm

Brewers duck....just doesn't look that great

https://www.google.com/search?q=brewer' ... B640%3B519
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:42 pm

Waterfowler06 wrote:Brewers duck....just doesn't look that great

https://www.google.com/search?q=brewer' ... B640%3B519


LOL AWESOMENESS!

I was thinking harlequin at first, but you nailed it! (Written in sarcasm font)
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby cluckmeister » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:48 pm

The answer is darned simple to me

Its a ugly duck LOL
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby beretta24 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:52 pm

Pete-pec wrote:
Waterfowler06 wrote:Brewers duck....just doesn't look that great

https://www.google.com/search?q=brewer' ... B640%3B519


LOL AWESOMENESS!

I was thinking harlequin at first, but you nailed it! (Written in sarcasm font)

We got a sarcasm smiley now :sarcmark:
Hopefully that worked from my phone.
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:28 pm

Test: It is a barred owl. :sarcmark:

Looks like it worked perfectly!
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby captmike69 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:56 pm

Pete-pec wrote:
Waterfowler06 wrote:Brewers duck....just doesn't look that great

https://www.google.com/search?q=brewer' ... B640%3B519


LOL AWESOMENESS!

I was thinking harlequin at first, but you nailed it! (Written in sarcasm font)

I was thinking king eider myself!
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:08 pm

captmike69 wrote:
Pete-pec wrote:
Waterfowler06 wrote:Brewers duck....just doesn't look that great

https://www.google.com/search?q=brewer' ... Fwww.flick .r.com%252Fphotos%252Faphelionart%252F5645007322%252F%3B640%3B519


LOL AWESOMENESS!

I was thinking harlequin at first, but you nailed it! (Written in sarcasm font)

I was thinking king eider myself!


You sir make me look the fool. I see the giant lobes on the bill just taking shape. The winner is king eider crossed with a wigeon, black duck, mallard, gadwall, harlequin, goldeneye, bufflehead, scaup, pintail, shoveler, green-winged, blue-winged, cinnamon teal, mottk ed, mexican, red-breasted, common, hooded merganser, black, surf, white-winged scoter. I'm sure we could name a few more cross variations and come up with a blend that nailed it. :sarcmark:

Either that or it's an old hen mallard?
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby ARduckboy24 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:10 pm

Pete-pec wrote:
captmike69 wrote:
Pete-pec wrote:
Waterfowler06 wrote:Brewers duck....just doesn't look that great

https://www.google.com/search?q=brewer' ... Fwww.flick .r.com%252Fphotos%252Faphelionart%252F5645007322%252F%3B640%3B519


LOL AWESOMENESS!

I was thinking harlequin at first, but you nailed it! (Written in sarcasm font)

I was thinking king eider myself!


You sir make me look the fool. I see the giant lobes on the bill just taking shape. The winner is king eider crossed with a wigeon, black duck, mallard, gadwall, harlequin, goldeneye, bufflehead, scaup, pintail, shoveler, green-winged, blue-winged, cinnamon teal, mottk ed, mexican, red-breasted, common, hooded merganser, black, surf, white-winged scoter. I'm sure we could name a few more cross variations and come up with a blend that nailed it. :sarcmark:

Either that or it's an old hen mallard?

You forgot part snow goose!!!! :lol:
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:53 am

ARduckboy24 wrote:You forgot part snow goose!!!! :lol:


Yes, snow goose. I certainly forgot snow goose!
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby captmike69 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:13 pm

Where do you see snow goose in there? I can see sea gull in it but not snow goose. You guys are nuts.
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:18 pm

Mike, they are basically the same thing....both taste like bald eagle!
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby ARduckboy24 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:27 pm

Pete-pec wrote:Mike, they are basically the same thing....both taste like bald eagle!

I always preferred whooping crane though
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:42 pm

ARduckboy24 wrote:
Pete-pec wrote:Mike, they are basically the same thing....both taste like bald eagle!

I always preferred whooping crane though]

I must ask since you brought up whooping crane. Did you hear of the story of a rampant poacher from the state of Wisconsin by chance? He was finally busted for several offenses. When his house was searched they found a whooping crane in his freezer. When interogated, he was asked what it tasted like? He said it tasted like bald eagle. So I always use that line when describing the flavor of a particular meat. Of course most will say alligator tastes like chicken, when in fact it tastes like bald eagle! Lol

Now what does chicken taste like? Of course whooping crane!
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Re: what kind of duck is this

Postby Cougar125 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:44 am

It's a dead duck!
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