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Crested Mallard Development Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lassira, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. lassira

    lassira Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a crested mallard drake who is just about a year old. He is disabled and we have come to expect delays in development. His head has some green highlights but he never got a full green head. What age does this usually happen? Does anyone have experience with crested Mallards?
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    The closest i own is a grey call drake, so he mimics the appearance of a mallard, he developed the green head under 1yo, he isn't even 1 till April and looks like this.. Obviously him in the front. Sorry, no experience on crested. Hopefully, someone with one can chime in but this gives you an idea anyways.

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  3. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a male mallard who does not have the full green head and he is 9 or 10 months old now i dont think he will every get it cause my other 2 males already have the full green head and he does not
     

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