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Offline BobF

Hybrid?
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:47:11 PM »
Saw these today hanging with mallards.  Heads were green and each had curls like drakes. 


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Hybrid?
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:47:11 PM »

Offline Dennis Quist

Re: Hybrid?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 09:05:17 PM »
I've seen some mallard-pintail hybrids with white chests like that before.  Kinda hard to determine without being closer to the ducks.

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Offline D. Fisher

Re: Hybrid?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 07:13:50 AM »
Think that's probably a mallard/pekin hybrid. I see those wherever white pekin ducks and mallards are cohabitants. Sometimes they can fly and sometimes not. Not overly uncommon in parks, barnyards, and such.
Dan

Offline BobF

Re: Re: Hybrid?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 09:07:38 AM »
Oh these fly just fine.   I was thinking mallard pintail cross.

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Offline D. Fisher

Re: Hybrid?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 11:34:21 AM »
Yeah, some can fly. We've shot them over decoys before. Might be a cross between a Cuyahoga duck (a black farm duck) and a mallard. Cuyahoga's aren't as heavy bodied as a white pekin.
Dan

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Re: Hybrid?
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Offline DougC

Re: Hybrid?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 12:48:35 PM »
They almost look like english call ducks.

Offline Dennis Quist

Re: Hybrid?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 01:05:50 PM »
Doug, are those related to english call girls? haha

Offline DougC

Re: Hybrid?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 02:08:00 PM »
 ;DI know nothing of such things Dennis. LOL

The guy that does my taxidermy work has 50-60 of them on a pond in his yard and thats what he told me they were.  They look almost just like the birds in the pic.  Very similar to mallards but a bit darker.  Especially on the heads.

Offline ClintJ

Re: Hybrid?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 01:32:41 PM »
They're black swedish, a domestic breed.

Clint