Wild Duck Identification

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wbruder17, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    We have a new male duck hanging out with our wild Mallard population. They come into our yard every day to eat from below our bird feeder. We also provide them with a "snarfle" bucket to drink from as well as 6 grain chicken scratch, so they are usually fairly tame. The mamas will hatch out in the neighbor's yard while it is flooded and then bring the babies over too us to learn to swim in the snarfle bucket and eat

    New duck is a very dark chocolate color, but not black, with a white chin. It is more skittish than the other mallards, but the ladies follow him around. I can't get a good pic of him, but does anyone have any idea what he could be? I live iin Portland Or, if that helps.
     
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    If you could post even a blurry picture it might help with identification. Could be anything from a cross bred domestic duck to a Gadwall.
     
  3. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Will have to wait til tomorrow to try again for a pic.
     

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