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#5655198 - 03/17/15 02:44 PM My Coot
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Registered: 12/26/12
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I put this on a decoy forum and was asked by everyone why It didn't have a red spot on its head. How many of yall have seen Coots with red on its crown? It's made of Cedar and Basswood.

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#5655199 - 03/17/15 02:45 PM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Nice Pool-doo!


Edited by WhoDat (03/17/15 02:45 PM)

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#5655598 - 03/17/15 07:28 PM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Loc: North Texas
Looks good. They are confusing it with a Common Gallinule or Moorhen which does have the red.
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#5655707 - 03/17/15 08:20 PM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Woodsman

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Well believe it or not I did some research and they are correct the American Coot has a red dot and the Common doesn't. But it shows the common Coot being in the European region. So now I'm 9 kinds of confused and I'm gonna ground check a limit next season for research purposes.

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#5655792 - 03/17/15 09:06 PM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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If its in the name of science you can shoot one now
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#5655856 - 03/17/15 09:38 PM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 248
I'll use a pellet gun so it wont kill it.

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#5655940 - 03/17/15 10:26 PM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Registered: 04/18/10
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All of the ones that I ever saw in FL had the red spot. There are thousands and thousands at Lake Okeechobee














All the ones that I have seen in FL, all have the red spot on them.

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#5656216 - 03/18/15 07:50 AM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/26/12
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I've never noticed it on one.

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#5656504 - 03/18/15 10:38 AM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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I wouldn't be surprised if your ground checked bird didn't have one. I bet coots are like Canadas, there are like 20 different subspecies and without putting a finger up their butt you can't tell which is which. I mean a red dot is an easy marker but do they all have them? I've seen several different bill shapes at least just googling "coot" you know those aren't all the same.
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#5656515 - 03/18/15 10:42 AM Re: My Coot [Re: Dave Speer]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Speer
I wouldn't be surprised if your ground checked bird didn't have one. I bet coots are like Canadas, there are like 20 different subspecies and without putting a finger up their butt you can't tell which is which. I mean a red dot is an easy marker but do they all have them? I've seen several different bill shapes at least just googling "coot" you know those aren't all the same.


you have gotten way to hands on with your decoy carving
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#5656530 - 03/18/15 10:49 AM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Woodsman

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If I can't see the red dot on its head I'm not gonna check in its rump!

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#5656565 - 03/18/15 11:09 AM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Coots from India have a red dot on their head.

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#5656574 - 03/18/15 11:16 AM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Originally Posted By: Coot Hammer
If I can't see the red dot on its head I'm not gonna check in its rump!


Maybe you will find a pearl.

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#5656575 - 03/18/15 11:16 AM Re: My Coot [Re: Coot Hammer]
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Dave is an old hand at fingering mud hens
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#5656622 - 03/18/15 11:31 AM Re: My Coot [Re: Gdogg]
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Originally Posted By: Gdogg
Originally Posted By: Coot Hammer
If I can't see the red dot on its head I'm not gonna check in its rump!


Maybe you will find a pearl.


coot pearls are very valuable
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