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Help With Duck Id

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Keenan94, Jan 23, 2023.

  1. Keenan94

    Keenan94 New Member

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    Good morning! I’m assuming this one is a leucistic mallard hen but as I’ve never seen one in person before, I am not 100% sure. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! 831F9B0D-52EC-4021-BFCB-F36A8E297506.jpeg 1E2B6A0D-1449-45DA-88B4-EB6DC7410601.jpeg FBE0201A-22A5-46E5-BDEA-8E461807E07A.jpeg
     
  2. kojak

    kojak Active Member

    That is what is called a blonde Mallard! Looks like a drake by the bill color. Not totally sure, can't really see the bill totally. It is a mutation that is breed by waterfowl breeders.
    I breed them and several other mallard mutations.
     
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  3. Leonard "Tazman" Qualls

    Leonard "Tazman" Qualls Active Member

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    Looks like a mallard hen x barn duck. Not a mallard drake imo. Also from the pic, looks like a pen raised bird because the left foot dew claw looks nipped off. I mount a ton of pen raised/plantation killed birds here in S GA that have dew claws missing. They also have horrible festhers.
     
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  4. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Just about any cross has mallard in it. Like George said, “a mallard will breed a Cocker Spaniel if given the chance”.