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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

    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. alexm

    alexm New Member

    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,


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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.)