New here and asking for unusual help

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

  1. CrochetDucky

    CrochetDucky New Egg

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    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 Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks I'm sure that someone will be able to help you out.

    Good luck

    CT
     
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    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

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    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

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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