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Name This Duck #7400217 01/09/19 10:06 PM
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Spent a few days in Okieland for our annual trip and brought home a bird for the wall. Not the greatest of pics, but here you go. Waiting on some input from local biologists for a final say, but I can see either A) Hermaphrodite B) Very Old Hen C) MallardxBlack Hybrid. I feel more confident in one of the first two I have listed, what say you? [Linked Image]
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Re: Name This Duck [Re: KWAKZ] #7400219 01/09/19 10:08 PM
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I'd name it Steve


Dear Ag2015, please assume this post is a joke and is not to be taken serious
Re: Name This Duck [Re: garrett] #7400220 01/09/19 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by garrett
I'd name it Steve


lol

Re: Name This Duck [Re: KWAKZ] #7400228 01/09/19 10:22 PM
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brewers duck

Re: Name This Duck [Re: HoldPoint] #7400229 01/09/19 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by HoldPoint
Originally Posted by garrett
I'd name it Steve


lol


How does Steve identify?

Re: Name This Duck [Re: RiverRunner] #7400234 01/09/19 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by RiverRunner
brewers duck

one of the guys in our group said the same, I just dont see any gadwall in this bird

Re: Name This Duck [Re: KWAKZ] #7400276 01/09/19 11:18 PM
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Widgeon Mallard cross? Head reminds me of a widgeon.

http://birdhybrids.blogspot.com/2014/03/eurasian-wigeon-x-mallard.html

http://birdhybrids.blogspot.com/2014/03/probable-american-wigeon-x-mallard-x.html

https://www.flickr.com/groups/444365@N25/discuss/72157602138727296/

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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


Re: Name This Duck [Re: garrett] #7400299 01/10/19 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by garrett
I'd name it Steve

roflmao

Looks more like a Doug to me.

Brewerís Duck


Re: Name This Duck [Re: KWAKZ] #7400321 01/10/19 12:30 AM
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Just an immature Mallard drake. Shot a bunch in Canada last year that looked just like it.

Re: Name This Duck [Re: KWAKZ] #7400332 01/10/19 12:44 AM
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Eclipse mallard?
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Re: Name This Duck [Re: KWAKZ] #7400347 01/10/19 01:01 AM
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Re: Name This Duck [Re: BradyBuck] #7400369 01/10/19 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by BradyBuck
Eclipse mallard?
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Yup
Regular old mallard drake. Not yet colored up from summer "eclipse plumage". Early October in the prairie pothole region most of them look like that. They are referred to as "dirty drakes" in local vernacular. Not shooting hens at that time is challenging. The only dead give away it's a drake may be the olive bill. By early November, most drakes have their full fall plumage. Some birds are still not fully colored up when they migrate. Mallards molt twice a year. Drakes lose their colorful fall plumage shortly after breeding season. It is replaced with the dull eclipse plumage that they wear through the summer. They molt a second time in the fall when they color up in preparation for the breeding season. Young of the year drakes, hatched late, will usually be the last to color up in the fall or early winter.

Edit to add: FWIW I hope I'm wrong and it proves to be a hybrid. January is awful late for a drake to not be fully colored up.

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Re: Name This Duck [Re: KWAKZ] #7400396 01/10/19 01:53 AM
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Thatís a hen. Running out of estrogen! Look at the bill. Iíve seen a couple over the years. She probably has had some hen feathers showing through on her back and belly. Shot one a few years ago that came in quacking like crazy. The bill is what gives them away.

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Re: Name This Duck [Re: duckiller] #7400414 01/10/19 02:06 AM
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As I stated in my original post, I do agree with this the most. There are very apparent hen traits in the bill color and markings, and speckled belly and back feathers.
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Thatís a hen. Running out of estrogen! Look at the bill. Iíve seen a couple over the years. She probably has had some hen feathers showing through on her back and belly. Shot one a few years ago that came in quacking like crazy. The bill is what gives them away.

Originally Posted by duckiller
Thatís a hen. Running out of estrogen! Look at the bill. Iíve seen a couple over the years. She probably has had some hen feathers showing through on her back and belly. Shot one a few years ago that came in quacking like crazy. The bill is what gives them away.

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That's a Brewers. Look at the spots in the Brown as well as the eye stripe and bill coloring


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I d name her caitlyn

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