Duck ID guess

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Yay Chicks!, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First I must apologize as I have no picture. Only a video which I cannot upload.
    I was at our local wetlands this other day and came upon a trio of mystery ducks. I have been all over the internet and cannot ID them.
    All three had white heads and necks.
    Two had black bodies with black mottling on a white breast.
    One had a brown body with brown mottling on a white breast.
    Their beaks were sort of a pink/red combo.
    And I guess the most unique thing was this sort of "pharaoh" dance they all did together with their necks.
    In the video I took, they are sitting down, so I can't see their feet.

    Perhaps they are a mutation, but they were quite unique looking. On a second visit, when hissed at by a goose, they again did the unique neck dance.

    Any guesses?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was unable to access your link, but I just posted the video on Youtube:

     
  4. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    Hmm... They look kinda like Muscovies, but no eye mask. [​IMG]
     
  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Right. That's the closest picture I've seen as well....but not quite it.
     
  6. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are muscovies, judging by their behavior young males.
     
  7. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    But males would have even more of an eye mask then females... They could be a mix, but there is Muscovy somewhere in there! [​IMG]

    ETA: What they'ra doing is head bobbing. From what I know head bobbing is usually in females... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011
  8. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young males won't have that much red yet. Seems my males always used to do the head thing.
     
  9. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they were a surprise to me, and fun to watch [​IMG]
     
  10. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, muscovies. But, I hear geese in the background, lol.
     

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