Friday, April 24, 2009

Mallards?

Is this some mutted form of ducks?

I have been watching these two for the last couple of days. They don't look like the standard Mallard. Is this a new duck for me or some mixed up domestic mallard?





Thanks for stopping by,

Craig Glenn



6 comments:

Leedra said...

Just my opinion, Florida has some strange looking Mallards. I have photos of different ducks that I have finally come to the conclusion are all different sub-Mallards.

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Bird Girl said...

Gee, Craig - I am lousy with duck ID! They are pretty whatever they are!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I don't have any answers,but the sure have unique coloring.
Blessings,Ruth

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Mallard are well know world wide for breeding with other species of ducks so there are all kinds of mutations appearing now. It has become a great concern to people who study these things and there is not much which can be done about it. So yes, these might look different, but they ar a cross-breed of mallards.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Craig, You must have a hybrid-mallard!!!! ha ha... Whatever they are, they surely are pretty!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Betsy

Steve B said...

Between the interspecies breeding and interbreeding in captive populations, you get some rather funky ducks. This looks a deal like the Black Duck X Mallard we get up here.