"Call" duck with funny color

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ElizabethinNY, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of you might remember my posting a few months ago trying to figure out what color this duckling will end up. I thought originally that it was a girl, but it's a boy and his name is Mark. I thought some of you might like to see how he turned out.

    Baby pictures:
    4 weeks:
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    Checkers by elizabeth's*whimsies, on Flickr

    at 7 weeks:
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    Pearl and Mary by elizabeth's*whimsies, on Flickr

    at 9 weeks:
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    Mark by elizabeth's*whimsies, on Flickr

    5 months (now):

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    Mark by elizabeth's*whimsies, on Flickr

    He's neat looking. He's supposed to be a call duck, but he's a little big and improper...but that's OK. They're just pets. [​IMG] Anyone in upstate NY--I have two male Calls and two male Mallard-Calls up for adoption. [​IMG] Too many boys around here!
     
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    He looked like a Snowy at first then it looks like he kept getting more and more white on him.
    Hmmm. He's some type of Pied... Maybe Snowy Pied?? [​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:He is gorgeous is all i can say.. [​IMG]
     
  4. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    His Mama is a Mallard Pied. [​IMG] His daddy is all white with a tiny black spot on his head. He was hatched by an actual Mallard, though! And he thinks she's his Mama!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Aww that is sweet, I have a gander that was hatched by a Muscovy, and he thinks she is his mama too. yea I know weird. [​IMG]
     
  6. StevenW.

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    Quote:Are you saying his mom was a GRAY Pied??
     
  7. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    well whatever mutation he is , he sure is a beauty!!
     
  8. cukooformarans

    cukooformarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gosh! he is quite lovely!
     
  9. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you saying his mom was a GRAY Pied??

    [​IMG] Yes, Steven, if that's the proper terminology. I am definitely not an expert on Call duck colors. Someone told me at one point that Hattie was a "Mallard Pied" Call duck. These are Mark's biological parents:

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    Hattie and Roger in November by elizabeth's*whimsies, on Flickr

    I have more pictures of Hattie (his mom) that are bigger/better and other views, too, if that's helpful. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  10. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    The female duck you show here looks to be a gray pied from here...what an interesting combination and result with a white! [​IMG]
     

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