What Duck Is This!?!?(Duck ID help)Calling Terrie & other duck experts

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wolf-Kim, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so we were out and about and passed a drainage pond and inside were a large flock of Canada geese, a pair of Mallards and then a drake I couldn't identify.

    It was amongst the Mallard pair. It had the green head of a mallard and was pretty much the exact same size as the Mallards. The only difference was that instead of a grey or silver body it had a beautiful fawn color.

    So what breed of duck do the drakes have the same size of the Mallard, have the bright green heads and a fawn/tan colored body?

    And does this breed fly?

    The body was colored like the American Saxony in this picture, but the head was bright green just like the mallard drake.

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    Thanks
    -Kim
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen some campbells that have a green head and are smaller with a brown body.
     
  3. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsh Harlequin
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do campbells fly? Or was this little duck dumped?

    Are campbells the size of mallards?

    If it turns out to be a domestic that cannot fly, I was thinking about rescuing him from the drainage pond and bringing him home where he'll have actual duck food instead of dumpster crumbs. (Drainage pond was behind a dumpster, surrounded by parking lots)

    Thanks a ton,
    Kim

    EDITED: I think it was a Campbell! I googled Khaki Campbell and found this picture and this looks exactly like the one I saw today! (Picture is NOT mine)

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    Now I'm off to find whether these suckers fly or not!
     
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  5. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I googled Welsh Harlequins too, but they have too many color patches on the their back. This drake was pretty much just all fawn colored or "khaki".

    Thanks for the help though!

    Do Campbells fly?

    -Kim
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    They can fly alittle just like runners. They wont be able to fly like a call or anything though, just up and fly a foot or two off the ground for short distances.
     
  8. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine couldn't do much more than controlled decent...If you can catch him, take him home! Either way he is a domestic duck so it wouldn't hurt anything [​IMG]

    Oh and my Khaki looked like that pic only no neck ring...
     
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  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    It was likely a khaki drake. I see lots of them dumped. If it is not a mallard or other wild duck, it was dumped. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No worries Terrie! I plan on going back tomorrow to get him! ^-^

    The drainage pond was fenced in 3-4 foot chainlink, so I'm hoping it will help a TON in catching him. The easier to catch the faster we can get out of there! No need to get the cops called on my for jumping the drainage pond fence.

    -Kim
     
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