Help with Duck ID

Discussion in 'Birds' started by JerryLoSardo, May 13, 2017.

  1. Can't seem to find this guy in any of my bird guides. Would appreciate any suggestions. unknown duck_20170326_400.jpg
  2. mktdg


    Aug 10, 2014
  3. Randy


    May 11, 2006
    I think it's a Hybrid Mallard
    We have so many flavors around here
  4. I posted this picture in another forum that I frequent, and someone responded with the same reply. Interesting, I never considered a hybrid.
  5. That's what it looks like to me as well - a hybrid between a domestic duck and a mallard.
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  6. I'm in no way even close to being an expert on animals but I have seen
    many hybrid ducks over the years from Mallards mating with Domestics.
    There can be many different results/patterns from this...

    Cool catch...! :)
  7. A couple of years ago I photographed something similar, posted on a local Birding Mailing List called Tweeters, and this is what they told me it was. A Manky Mallard. The trick is to figure out which part of what Duck came from where, I think of it like Heinz 57 on steroids. Obviously Mallards aren't particularly choosy.

    So, Jerry, I'd say that is one impressive Manky Mallard!
  8. Thank you all, for responding. Just learned something!
  9. jbird


    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    It is definitely a hybrid / cross breed. There are some mallard / muscovy ducks ducks around here that have to be some of the ugliest things around. It makes that one seem like a beauty.
  10. Randy


    May 11, 2006
    I kinda like them, a very calm duck

  11. OK, that is one seriously ugly bird; By the way, James Brown just called; he wants his hair back.
  12. Randy


    May 11, 2006
    we should turn this thread into the prettiest bird contest
    (my apologies for posting 2 pics to the OPs thread)

  13. Does anyone remember "MR Ducks"?
  14. Yup, sure do. MR Ducks
    MR Not Ducks
    OSMR....CM Wangs?
    LIB.....MR Ducks
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  15. Ya best me TUIT!
  16. mnp13


    Jul 19, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    MR Ducks
    MR Not Ducks
    MR2 Ducks. CDEDBD wings?
  17. mnp13


    Jul 19, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    That's really beautiful, in a bizarre, Muppet kind of way. What is it?
  18. Randy


    May 11, 2006
    a King vulture I think wo looking it up
  19. From my learning, the Mallard is the only wild duck that will cross breed with domestic ducks.
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