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Taxidermied Duck...What species?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by monarc23, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    My mom bought this duck along with a full black bear mount in the summer. It looks like it's tail has been ripped off. My mom and dad say it's a woodduck, and I'd have agreed because of the shape of the head, but in my bird book, a wood duck hen seems to look nothing like this. If im wrong and it IS a wood duck let me know. I wanna settle this hahaha!

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  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    im not sure what kind it is, but I dont think its a wood duck.
     
  3. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Gadwall


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  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I am going to say a gadwall drake.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    thanks guys!!! I KNEW it wasnt a woodduck!!!!!! I'll tell them what it is but my dad will just stick to his guns...

    he tried telling me theres different colors of woodducks....this i didnt agree with....either but who am i to say....
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Monarc, your Dad is right Wood Ducks come in several different colors. [​IMG]
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I know wood ducks come in normal and silver for sure. Mandarins come in normal, white/apricot (not sure if they are diff colors), and I have heard that they have black mandarins out there somewhere.
    I say google the gadwalls and show your dad the pic and the title of gadwall, lol.
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Gadwall Drake

    Big time duck hunter here, have bagged many gadwalls.
     
  9. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MALE GADWALL!!!
     

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