Mallards or calls?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always called these three my mallards, but their faces are SO tiny and my girl is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO loud.....I am talking LOUD! She sounds like she is laughing. Anyway......can calls be colored like mallards? What do you think?

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  2. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grey calls look like them .Calls are very small and that would be one way to tell.Both of my grey calls have blue in their wings also.
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  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I have no idea...

    Where did you get them?
     
  4. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from neighbors down the street......I just assumed they were mallards. They now have a TON of white ones....and I am pretty sure they are calls. I am not sure where they got them to begin with, but there are sooo many of them in this neighborhood. I started wondering if they were calls once I got my little call/mallard mix, and because my female is SO tiny--her beak and face are just teeny--I wondered if maybe they were calls. So, calls can be colored like mallards? Didn't know that.
     
  5. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes calls can look like mallards and I would say if the people also have white ones the same size with small sweet faces they are calls.They don't have to be mixed to look like mallards the color for the calls is grey.There are alot of different colors for the calls .I just love the little guys
    Karen
     
  6. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're grey calls since Mallards have longer, more slender bills and a leaner body type in general, while calls have more of a chubby look.
     
  7. DuckyMom

    DuckyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look like calls to me! :)

    Emily
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They sure are cute bayyjayy, I saw calls like that when i went to pick up Opies girls, but Their bills don't look as short and rounded as the ones i saw.
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are calls. I had a pair and they looked just like yours only differnt colors. Nice birds bayyjayy.
     
  10. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Miss Lydia....I have a soft spot for them since they were my first ones I got. I absolutely love the noise the girl makes....I swear someone out there is a jokester, because she laughs many, many times a day. Kind of gives you a complex when you walk out and they laugh at you....always checking to see if something is stuck to the back of me! [​IMG]

    I will have to go down and take a picture of the white ones at the end of the street. There are sooo many. They started out with 4 and then a couple of years ago they ended up taking a large number (either over 20 or over 30) to the bird refuge. They hide their nests so well that they can't find them to take the eggs. Next thing you know, here comes a mom with another 10 babies, give or take a few. That is how I got my first three....they went camping and came home to six new babies.

    I really do think they are calls, too, so I appreciate all the replies. I love this forum!
     

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