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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aglaboost, Sep 27, 2011.
Just came across this pic, I've never seen a breed that looked anything like it.
Quote:Maybe a ruddie? If thats how you spell it. Pretty though. And very rare!
Female ruddy shelduck.
Quote:Beautiful birds! Pretty pricey: http://bestfarmbuys.com/classifieds/detail.asp?classified_id=128098&category=
"Ruddy shelduck have a reputation for their aggressive quarrelsome nature and as such are more popular for wildfowl collections with plenty of space. Their rich coppery-cinnamon plumage, pale buff head and black bill, legs and tail is both striking and unusual. To go with their bold nature ruddy shelduck utter a very noisy nasal whooping call." http://www.waterfowl.org.uk/shelducks.html
Good information here on this site too, and you'll want to listen to the racket they make first: http://www.planetofbirds.com/anseriformes-anatidae-ruddy-shelduck-tadorna-ferruginea
I have a pair of these, thats the female Ruddy shelduck, they burrow to make their nest