Here's a pic of a typical drake coming out(or going into...either way the look is going to be the same) of his eclipse plummage. Notice the difference? One thing that is a dead giveaway. Besides not having ratty pin feathers all over the place. Notice the solid green on the head in GC's bird. (not this one) I've shot hundreds of eclipsed Mallards living in North Dakota and the green feathers do not go in like that. Who knows what we got going on here...Maybe a hen coming out into her Ricky Martin plummage???