What kind of duck is this? Such a cutie! Update: 11/24

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by desertdarlene, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little duck has shown up at our lake recently. He's adorable! He's smaller than the wild mallards and all white. I was thinking he might be a bantam white mallard.

    He flies very well and I, personally, think he flew in there from someone's house, but another person thinks he was dumped there.

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  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either a call or maybe a runt pekin?
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Looks like a Call duck. It was probably someones bird and it escaped.
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought call, too, at first, but someone corrected me and said it was something else, but she couldn't remember exactly what it was called. He's very, very, very quiet for a call (but he's a male), and has a normal body shape (not compact like a call)-- totally adorable! I would love to take him home, but don't think I could get away with keeping him in my apartment.
     
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  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say white mallard
     
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    white mallard or white call
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    He is a handsome little guy.
     
  8. linda_zeagler31002

    linda_zeagler31002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like my RARE WHITE MALLARDS that I raise, he has all the characteristics of mine, if you take him and a Flying Mallard and cross them take the offsprings and cross them you will get a beautiful line of snowy colored going, I been working with mine for about 4 yrs, and I have just about got them beautiful as they will get.
     
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  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, that's cool! I will put the word out and see if someone can adopt him while he's still friendly to people.

    He's pretty safe right now, there is a feral/stray cat that sometimes comes near where he hangs out and sometimes a stray or loose dog goes by, but I don't think anything's going to get him in regards to predators. He's integrating very well with the wild mallards who have taught him the best places to eat and hang out and how to react to predators.

    I love the expression on his face when someone comes to feed him, such a bright eyes!
     
  10. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say a White Mallard...xxSonja has some...PM her
     
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