Wild black ducks????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Meesh, May 19, 2008.

  1. Meesh

    Meesh Songster

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    We have a pair of black ducks on one of our ponds this Spring. Are there any wild ducks that are black??? Are these escaped domestics? They are really pretty.

    - Michelle
     

  2. farm_mom

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    I have cayugas, they're all black (including beaks and feet), I know they say they originate from awild black duck, but I don't know if such a duck exists anymore.
     
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Songster

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    Quote:Colorado seems a little too far west for wild American Black Ducks, but possible none the less (we've had reports of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in the KC metro area on the MO Birds List).

    Not a wild species, but very capable of flying would be Black East Indies. Can you post a pic?

    Dan
     
  4. farm_mom

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    Here's a pic of my cayugas. Hope this helps! [​IMG] They're still immature, the males will green up a bit about the head.[​IMG]
     
  5. MaryT

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    They are very pretty
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Do you mean they were colored black? their is a brred of duck called the black duck that are sometimes considered rare.
     

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