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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by 3bears, Oct 10, 2019.
Give me some guesses as to what hybrid this is.
Mallard x Shoveler would be my guess
I would say more of a teal and a shoveler maybe? I don't do many ducks.
Widgeon x mallard?
Gadwall and mallard
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?
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?
Could ask these guys:
Feather Identification Lab
E600, MRC 116
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Defiently part bibbed mallard.
Never heard of such a bird. Got any pics
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.
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.
nice looking bird
A bibbed is a cross between a black swedish (farm duck) and a mallard
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.
Bibbed mallards aren’t a cross they’re a domestic bird.
Why do you all suppose this ducks feet are yellow, like a gadwall and not orange like a mallard?
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.