New here and asking for unusual help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrochetDucky, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. CrochetDucky

    CrochetDucky New Egg

    Jun 24, 2016
    Hiya, everybody!

    I joined today, hoping you lovely people might be able to help me. I currently don't own any chickens or other birds, though I do hope to someday, because birds are extremely awesome! :)

    I do however crochet, and I'm currently working on creating a design for a male mallard duck. (My goal is to design a whole menagerie of birds including chickens. So while I specifically need help with mallards right now please PLEASE feel free to share measurements of other birds too).

    What I need help with is getting a better idea of size. I want my design to be pretty realistic, but the only easy information I'm getting is that "mallard ducks get to be about 26 inches and around 3 pounds."
    What I am hoping, is that those of you who own mallard ducks might be able to share with me average measurements and helpful resources like:
    • Length and Width of Head, Neck, Body, and Feet (precise is amazing but I'll also take guesses , because yours will be better than mine.)
    • if taken from a specific duck, sharing gender and age and if you consider it larger or smaller than average.
    • any websites, books etc. that might help.
    • Any other information you think could help.

    Thanks so much for whatever help you're able to give.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Sorry, i don't keep ducks, but if you post your question on the duck forum - I'm sure that someone will be able to help you out.

    Good luck

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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    What a cute idea. :) :)
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  5. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC. You should definitely look at those links ^ Hope all goes well - cya around :D
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I hope you will let us see some of your work when it is completed. Good luck with getting measurements. Folks on the duck threads may be able to help you.
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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