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Mallard cross or ??

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Wildthings, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    What I got??

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  2. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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  3. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    How come the rare ones fall apart when you flesh them! YIKES!!
     
  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    I don't know what you got. It's purdy though!
     
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  5. benp

    benp New Member

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    Looks like a leucistic mallard to me
     
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  6. Mario Pinocci

    Mario Pinocci M.V.P. Waterfowl Taxidermy

    One was shot here in Montana last year. I looked it up it was a smoky phase mallard.
     
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  7. fowlweatherfowler

    fowlweatherfowler Active Member

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    Looks like a color phase, not quite as extreme like a silver wood duck.

    I got this one coming in soon.

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  8. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    pastel mallard domestic color phase
     
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  9. boone90

    boone90 Dan Hastings

    66C5C7C8-1BC9-47B5-94FA-704DC83FAC5A.jpeg I saw an identical drake at our local bird sanctuary. The rare ones never want to eat from your hand for some reason HA! I mounted the hen equivalent (I think) a little while ago. The hunter called it a blonde mallard. I’m not sure how accurate that term is.
     
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  10. AubreyW

    AubreyW Active Member

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    Domestic mallard. Pastel is what they call that color in mallards and call ducks
     
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  11. benp

    benp New Member

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    Blonde mallard is a common term used for the females that have that smoke phase prevalent in its colors. It occurs in turkeys and other birds too, similar to the piebald deer, where the pigments don’t produce the normal colors.
     
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