Hi all, Im an avid duck hunter with a majority of my bag consisting of teal and gadwall. While on a hunt last week I killed what I thought was a male gadwall but after further review now im not to sure. My duck look almost exactly like this http://my.opera.com/RobinL/blog/?startidx=345 with the head being two toned. Difference is mine had a slight hood running from the top of his head down to his neck. Small like a green winged teals. The top part of the head actually had a green/ purple tint to it as you moved it diferent ways like a mallards speculum would turn purple to blue, but from the side the dominant color was dark brown. Sorry I do not have pics as the duck is already at the taxidermist. Without me even stating any of this my taxidermist opens the bag and says" wow this ducks been doing some fooling around" and insisted he had never seen any pure gadwalls look like this before. Does anyone have opinions, or see this color phase often in different parts of the country. BTW im in Meraux LA. Just about as far south as you can go in the Us.