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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by wingman 61, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Customer brought this in the other day, any ideas why it looks this way?
     

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  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Just having a bad hair, uh, feather day. That's a serious case of bed head.
     

  3. webfoot123

    webfoot123 New Member

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    its a pet duck they are called Crested Duck
     
  4. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    don't tell the customer its a pet duck...
     
  5. LOL Thanks Ive never seen anything like it before. Customer said it came in with a flock of Mallards. Hope a nearby farmer isn't missing a pet duck lol
     
  6. Lizardfeathers

    Lizardfeathers Thank you for teaching me through your works...

    X2. Bet he thinks he hit the jackpot! ;D
     
  7. smalliestalker

    smalliestalker and a river runs through it.

    She got shot going away.

    8)
     
  8. alexm

    alexm New Member

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    Pet duck say its rare get paid
     
  9. Lizardfeathers

    Lizardfeathers Thank you for teaching me through your works...

    You could tell him it's an incredibly rare chicken/duck hybrid and charge him double! ;D Just kidding! :)
     
  10. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    It is like webfoot says, pet duck named crested duck. There are a lot of colours of them and they are very common here in Germany,

    Rainer
     

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  11. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    If I am remembering correctly, the crest is a semi-dominant mutation so it's also possible that the duck he shot might be half wild and half domestic. (That would explain why it could fly in a competent fashion.)

    And ... an even more remote possibility: It could be a spontaneous mutation.
    It's very unlikely, but not impossible. After all, the original founder for the crested duck breed came from two parent who had normal heads.
    (I have a crested turkey in my freezer and she came from two parents with normal heads. It's rare, but it can happen.)