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Mallard x?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by DL, May 14, 2013.

  1. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this is a cross with a white pond duck or what. Very pretty.
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  2. txoutdoors

    txoutdoors Active Member

    That's a tough one. Leucistic Mallard hen is my guess. Going to be interesting to see what others think.

    Here is a link to another like it.....
    http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/archive/showphoto.php/photo/86231

    Nancy?
     

  3. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    They are called snowy mallards but there are a few other breeds which have the same color mutation, like silver appleyards and snowy call ducks.
    It's one of the prettier mutations and it can occasionally pop up in wild birds. Not often, but a wild mallard was apparently the original founder of that color a long time ago.
    Now it's found in most of the various domestic ducks which descend from mallards.
     
  4. Buddha14524

    Buddha14524 New Member

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    if it was small like a teal it was a snowy call duck hen if it was like a regular mallard it could have been a appleyard
     
  5. Wouter

    Wouter Member

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    This is probably not an original wild bird but an escaped domestic breed. I've seen these tiny ducks often in Holland, there they are called "kwakers"

    Wouter
     
  6. kevin scott

    kevin scott New Member

    I don't know what it is but I would love to have one !