domestic duck and wild mallards socialize?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by egrape, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. egrape

    egrape New Egg

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    Hello all! so i just signed up here and i have to say i know nothing about ducks. NOTHING. but i am a college freshman and my college has one domesticated duck here. it is huge, black and white, and there are also a bunch of mallards that hang out on the pond as well. I am worried about this one duck. he is our schools unofficial mascot, but he doesnt ahve any friends. i always see him swimming around alone and i dont think he assosiates with the wild mallards that live on the pond as well...but i dont know. i could be completely incorrect and i am just overthinking it, but i definitely want more information. I want to broach this topic with someone in charge at my school, but i want to get as much info as i can. his wings are clipped, so i think someone is caring for him but i dont really know. should i try to get him a flock to live with or are the mallards okay? i just think he is sad haha and i want to fix it! let me know if i am being silly haha
     
  2. egrape

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    sorry haha i did some more research so just a little mroe info: the duck is actually a girl and she is a magpie duck i think
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I don't think you are being silly.

    It would be good to find out if someone cares for her, because a domestic duck often does not last long on a pond.
     
  4. egrape

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    am i correct to worry about her having friends? do you think she is okay with the wild mallards or should i approach that as well?
     
  5. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because she is a domestic form of wild mallards, she will have no problems. They are social creatures, but not so picky about flock-mates.

    Clint
     
  6. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2. Thank you for being concerned about this duck.
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  7. egrape

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    okay thank you everyone! i will look into who cares for her and such :]
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Thank you ever so much! Please let us know!
     

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