What kind of duck is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aglaboost, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Aglaboost

    Aglaboost Out Of The Brooder

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    Just came across this pic, I've never seen a breed that looked anything like it.

    Any ideas?

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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe a ruddie? If thats how you spell it. Pretty though. And very rare!
     
  3. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female ruddy shelduck.

    Clint
     
  4. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    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

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    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
     
  5. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of these, thats the female Ruddy shelduck, they burrow to make their nest
     

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