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#5561318 - 01/23/15 09:39 PM Cool mallard! Hybrid?
BradyBuck Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5263
Loc: Abilene, TX
Justin Wilson a guide with Bullzeye shot this sweet mallard this evening.

I asked his permission to post it on here to see what y'all thought?

Has anyone seen one with a bill that color?



Edited by BradyBuck (01/23/15 10:58 PM)

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#5561340 - 01/23/15 09:50 PM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: BradyBuck]
NTX Waterfowl Offline
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Registered: 11/08/12
Posts: 352
Loc: Wylie
Just recently, it's a Mallard but with a rare color mutation for the bill. More common in Europe but still rare. My understanding is that they are 100% mallard.
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#5561424 - 01/23/15 10:53 PM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: BradyBuck]
SR025 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/10
Posts: 5556
Loc: DFW
Very cool up
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#5561443 - 01/23/15 11:06 PM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: BradyBuck]
DocHorton Offline
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Registered: 12/06/10
Posts: 3704
Loc: DFW
That's awesome! If it were me, that sucker would be going straight to the taxidermist.

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#5561559 - 01/24/15 03:46 AM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: BradyBuck]
Fowlman Offline
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Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 544
Loc: NTX
Nice looking bird. up

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#5561609 - 01/24/15 06:59 AM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: BradyBuck]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2332
Loc: Duck blind
Mallard bluebill cross, duh. Only logical explication here.

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#5563219 - 01/25/15 09:52 AM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: Erichugh22]
hoof n wings Offline
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Registered: 05/03/10
Posts: 12773
Loc: Arlington/Brownwood
Ghay duck with lipstick confused2

Originally Posted By: Erichugh22
Only logical explication here.
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

Originally Posted By: Hancock
I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.

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#5563321 - 01/25/15 10:55 AM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: BradyBuck]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
Nothing on it (from that pic) except the bill has a different color than the average Mallard. Put a mallard in the fridge for a week or two and his bill will turn the same color pretty much. It still would be a cool looking bird coming into the spread. Congrats on a nice bird!

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#5563855 - 01/25/15 04:09 PM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: Pittstate]
hoof n wings Offline
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Registered: 05/03/10
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Loc: Arlington/Brownwood
Are you saying if he had been in freezing weather for awhile, the bill would be orange?
Originally Posted By: Pittstate
Nothing on it (from that pic) except the bill has a different color than the average Mallard. Put a mallard in the fridge for a week or two and his bill will turn the same color pretty much. It still would be a cool looking bird coming into the spread. Congrats on a nice bird!
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

Originally Posted By: Hancock
I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.

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#5563999 - 01/25/15 06:02 PM Re: Cool mallard! Hybrid? [Re: BradyBuck]
Brian R. Offline
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Registered: 09/13/09
Posts: 1621
Loc: McKinney
We got one today. Last bird of the season!

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