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Whatchamacallit?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by 3bears, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Give me some guesses as to what hybrid this is.
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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  3. Dark Man

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    Mallard x Shoveler would be my guess
     
  4. Micah Howards

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    I would say more of a teal and a shoveler maybe? I don't do many ducks.
     
  5. JimL

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    Bibbed mallard.
     
  6. dmac1175

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    Widgeon x mallard?
     
  7. Gadwall and mallard
     
  8. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I am not exactly sure what it is. It was shot in Manitoba flying with a flock of mallards. The feet almost look like a wood duck, the color that is. The bill looks like a drake mallard but not as much color. The speculum is purple/blue. The closest form to it is a Shane Smith large wood duck. The bill is 2 1/2" long and 7/8" wide. Anybody have a stash of artificial heads that they can measure?
     
  9. 3bears

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    I forgot what makes you give the answer any of you gave? I'm guessing pintail x gadwall but it also suggests black duck in there. Who knows of a place to get the DNA test and what does it cost?
     
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  10. jrandall71

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    Could ask these guys:
    Smithsonian Institution
    Feather Identification Lab
    E600, MRC 116
    P.O. Box 37012
    Washington, DC 20013-7012
     
  11. fowlweatherfowler

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    Defiently part bibbed mallard.
     
  12. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of such a bird. Got any pics
     
  13. fowlweatherfowler

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    A Google serch will show pictures. I have the pictures sent to someone who deals with alot of these for more insight on the other half.

    After a bit more looking and catching the wood duck rough size. I would have to guess a call duck or a cross with the 2.
     
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  14. 3bears

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    I did Google it and I have to agree with it being at least part that. I learned something new today so it wasn't a waste.
     
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  15. nice looking bird
     
  16. fowlweatherfowler

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    A bibbed is a cross between a black swedish (farm duck) and a mallard
     
  17. 3bears

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    Thanks to you and the other person that suggested it, I believe it to be a bibbed mallard. After reviewing a bunch of pics. I see that it very much resembles them although not entirely but plenty close. It is much less obese than most farm ducks but then again it was flying with a flock of wild mallards. When they guy dropped it off, I googled mallard hybrids and bibbed never came up so I had never heard of them.
     
  18. Dave York

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    Bibbed mallards aren’t a cross they’re a domestic bird.
     
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  19. 3bears

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    Why do you all suppose this ducks feet are yellow, like a gadwall and not orange like a mallard?
     
  20. because it's has gadwall in it. feet, Bill say gadwall.
    most of the bibbed pics show yellow bill. mallard greenish yellow bill. yellow and green dont make a brown bill.
    still put my $ on gadwall.
     
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