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Has anyone ever seen a drake like this before?
It looks as if it has bits of mallard in it, but other than that I think it was the spawned from a feather duster.
I've certainly never seen one before.
It was in a group of conventional mallards on the local park lake, with another similar fowl.
And aggressive? It was more brutal than a great crested grebe.
I suppose with a hairdo like that, it's probably had it's fair share of stick from the others, but it had a hell of an attitude. GrinGrin

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Date Taken:4 Oct 2012 - 4:31 PM
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Uploaded:4 Oct 2012 - 8:51 PM
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Jestertheclown

Beats me Jack, although I did once see something similar at a place we visited with my Mum quite recently. I'll see if I've got a photograph of it.

I've got two but obviously I can't post them on here, which had been my plan.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 4 Oct 2012 - 9:13 PM

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 9:14 PM

Great pair of ear muffs..getting ready for the winterSmile
Really no idea what type of duck, and even tried looking it up!
sorry cannot help
but a good shot
Lillian

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Jestertheclown

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strokebloke
4 Oct 2012 - 9:21 PM

Thanks Lillian. I suspect that it's a hybrid.

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strokebloke
4 Oct 2012 - 9:30 PM

They certainly look very similar Bren, which scotches the idea that it may be a sort of 'cross between a labrador and a lavatory door' hybrid.
Unless there's a randy duck running around with a Bill Haley haircut GrinGrin
We'll see whether anyone else can shed some light on the matter

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Jestertheclown

My mistake. It was Godstone 'Farm,' not 'Park.'

Anyway, I've sent the photographs to them as well. I'm pretty sure that that's where I took them, so hopefully, they might know the answer!

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1587 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 10:41 PM

The topnot is known as a crest, Jack, extra layers of feathers that look like hairdos.
Crested ducks are basically an aberration appearing in any colour and as such have a mixed history. The crest is essentially a mutation associated with skull deformities and known for hundreds of years.
Info here.

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strokebloke
4 Oct 2012 - 10:59 PM

Well - you learn something new each day. Thank you Pamela. You seldom cease to amaze me Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 11:45 PM

It has head phones on Jack,and it is listening to,''There Once Was An Ugly Duckling'' !!
A well coloured shot.
Mick.

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strokebloke
5 Oct 2012 - 9:30 AM

Trust you Mick. GrinGrin
But you may well be right Wink

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