Crested Mallard Development Question

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

  1. lassira

    lassira In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2013
    Salem, or
    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 Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    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.


  3. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chirping

    Jun 10, 2013
    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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