Hi on a recent outing for ducks I harvested a strand look duck.Not sure what it is.It is larger than most black or mallards,the breast has the same fethers of a black duck,the tail from the legs back is white the wing tips are whit the back from the shoulders back is a irridesent blue green the neck is white and the head is green and brown,the bill is black and grey and the legs are orange.My first though was it was a muskovey duck butthe breast fethers are the same as a black.Some suggested to me that it might be a colour face of a brant but I doubt it.This bird was with a large flock of black and mallards and flew alot faster then them.Thanks for any input John
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If you have a pic of the duck then I think you would have a better chance getting an I D on it. I would guess its a domestic cross.
It sounds to me like a muscovy crossed with a mallard or maybe with a black duck.
That particular mix is said to make the best eating of ALL ducks, by the way! Some people crossbreed them on purpose just for the meat.
I thought that Muscovies weren't able to fly very good. If this is true then it can't be one if it flew faster than the mallards. Just my 2 cents worth