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Odd Hen Canvasback

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by wingman 61, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. A customer brought this in to get mounted. I never seen a hen Canvasback look like this. Have any ideas why?
  2. Paul C

    Paul C New Member

    She's probably reallly old. I killed a 17 year old can a few years ago and he looked the same way.

  3. brazosboyt

    brazosboyt Member

    Grey headed old lady!
  4. Barrowsgoldeneye

    Barrowsgoldeneye New Member

    Yes its a old hen any species that belong to Aythya as they age they get more and more white feathers on there head and neck i have a red head hen in my aviary that has almost white head she is 14.
  5. Now I know why. Thanks for the info everyone!
  6. critterstuffr

    critterstuffr New Member

    Glad that happens to more things than just me . . . do some of the feathers start to fall out in the front? ;D
  7. Buddha14524

    Buddha14524 New Member

    I have seen a few honkers this year starting to get some white feathers my friend has two canadas one with a solid white head and one with a head that resembles a partially immature blue goose.