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Something I may never see again #5535133 01/11/15 07:43 PM
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One of these shot in the wild:



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Re: Something I may never see again [Re: David Maas] #5535141 01/11/15 07:47 PM
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Purdy burd!

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Hope it gets mounted.

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What is it?

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Originally Posted By: bodydub
What is it?

Mandarin drake. Awesome duck!

Re: Something I may never see again [Re: David Maas] #5535535 01/11/15 09:06 PM
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Beautiful bird.


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Re: Something I may never see again [Re: David Maas] #5535597 01/11/15 09:17 PM
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How is it a wild bird if there are no native birds? Don't beat me up just a question.

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I don't think he called it a wild bird, only that is was shot in the wild. I could be wrong though.

Re: Something I may never see again [Re: David Maas] #5535630 01/11/15 09:25 PM
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He said "In the wild" but even if he said the bird "was wild" that would still be accurate. Just because it's not native does not mean it's not wild.


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Re: Something I may never see again [Re: David Maas] #5535632 01/11/15 09:26 PM
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Were you near Ivanhoe?


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Originally Posted By: Hayraker
Were you near Ivanhoe?


Shot in Wise County

For the record, this bird came in by himself and not with any wood ducks, he had also been spotted a week ago on local reservoir North of Fort Worth. It could also be two entirely different ducks, but I doubt it, or I think it would be highly unlikely.


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Re: Something I may never see again [Re: David Maas] #5535744 01/11/15 09:59 PM
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Awesome!! Get that baby on the wall for sure!!


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Re: Something I may never see again [Re: David Maas] #5535832 01/11/15 10:23 PM
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It would be an escapee from someones pond or aviary. Couple years ago on a public lake I killed a greylag that had been flying with some resident canadas. Never know what you might find out flying free near the metromess. That Mandarin was not a cheap one.
http://www.efowl.com/Mandarin_Ducks_p/1047.htm

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Congrats! That's a cool bird. up

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Very cool. Does it have one of its dew claw toes clipped off. Legally all pen raised birds are supposed to be toe clipped. If not then it's likely a second generation. Just like Egyptian geese, mandarins do just fine in the wild.

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No clipped claws, that lead me to believe it is at least a second generation hatchling from a pen raised pair.


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It would make beautiful mount. If off public water, I would be surprised if it was not a known individual bird with the bird watcher types and they are already wondering what happened to it.

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Wow. Cool bird

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Originally Posted By: Sniper John
It would be an escapee from someones pond or aviary. Couple years ago on a public lake I killed a greylag that had been flying with some resident canadas. Never know what you might find out flying free near the metromess. That Mandarin was not a cheap one.
http://www.efowl.com/Mandarin_Ducks_p/1047.htm


Cool link! In addition to the mandarin I buy from them, I may just get a cinny teal, hoodie, and you can't forget the Uncle Jimmy's Pecker Recker!!

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Coolest bird I've seen


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That is one gorgeous duck, the last one of those I saw was at the fountain at North Park Mall in Dallas. I had a pair about to swim into grabbing range when a kid threw an action figure at them and they flared.


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This must go on the wall. One of the most beautiful birds out there.


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