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 Post subject: Query Mallard hybrids?
PostPosted: Apr 18 8:39 pm 
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These ducks were seen at the Courtenay Boat ramp at the Air park. Are they mallard hybrids?

ImageHybrid mallard ducks_1473 by mcrosbie, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Query Mallard hybrids?
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could they be mallard / shoveler hybrids?

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 Post subject: Re: Query Mallard hybrids?
PostPosted: Apr 19 5:37 pm 
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It is likely these are crossbred mallard x domestic duck.

Here's an article from Cornell
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/domducks.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Query Mallard hybrids?
PostPosted: Apr 22 6:53 pm 
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Thanks for your suggestions. I really don't know. :D :D :D


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