Odd trio

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sourland, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sourland and the Princess just got back from a riverboat trip from Amsterdam to Brussels. Canals, ditches, creeks and rivers - all filled with waterfowl. Saw every color possible of mallard crosses from dilutes to normal. Many pairs of Egyptian geese. A nesting pair of Canada geese and of course many native ducks and geese. The odd trio was a Mandarin hen, wood duck drake, and mallard drake traveling together. I wonder what their story was? Released by or escaped from someone? They were definately their own 'mini flock' as I saw them over the course of several days????
     
  2. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a lovely vacation.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Great vacation, but for me even greater to return home. What can I say? [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Did you take pics of all this beauty [ducks geese etc]? [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Miss Lydia, the Princess is in charge of the camera, and none of her pictures are of the feathered beings. [​IMG]
     
  6. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. too funny. even in captivity they will do that. i had seen a friends mandarin drake paired up with a ring teal male. he sold her to me with a mandarin drake he had extra and she is in the nest box. my white mandarin male is triod up with 2 white hens. i guess he thinks he is some sort of pimp in his white attire because he always boats to the other drake that he has 2 followers and he has the one.


    my other pen with 3 pair silver wood duck and 2 pair mandarin are paired how they should as well
     

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