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Hen Mallard....kinda

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  1. Band Fanatic

    Band Fanatic Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes, okay, I get it guys! No dinger!

    It just amazes me that it didn't have an orange bill with black splotches if indeed it was a hen mallard!
    It shouldn't have been yellow is all I'm saying!

    I agree it's a PHENOMENAL mount no matter what sex the bird is!!!!

    Can we please move on with our lives once again????

    Carry on
     
  2. GCBLKLAB

    GCBLKLAB Senior Refuge Member

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    "Can we please move on with our lives once again????"

    I agree man... :tu
     
  3. Can-man

    Can-man Elite Refuge Member

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    I have watched this thread as it has developed, and trust me this argument was never anything I stopped my life for. I do have to side with the guy that actually handled the bird. It is wrong to tell him what HE actually saw.
     
  4. Lujack

    Lujack Elite Refuge Member

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    I shot this girl a few years ago who was trying to be as cool as the mounted bird in post one. She never made it that far though. She didn't have a chestnut breast, a black rump, or any curls though. Whatever that mounted bird was, it sure did deserve to be mounted.

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  5. Band Fanatic

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    Not trying to "pot stir" or cause any trouble, but here is what an "intersex hen mallard" looks like (or is supposed to look like) LOL:l

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    Just a photo for reference is all! Don't start attacking! Just making an attempt to further inform is all!!!:tu

    Please note the orange bill with black blotches even though the bird "appears" to be a drake! Obvious estrogen/hormonal problems fairly common with "old hens" that go thru "the change"!!!!
     
  6. Band Fanatic

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    It is fairly common for hen mallards to have a green streak in their head like your's above! We have shot quite a few (dozens really) over the yrs in IL that have looked almost exactly like that! A few actually had much more green than your's. I can't comment as to why they get that green streak in their head's but their bodies still look 100% hen mallard, although it may be attributed to them "starting" their "change" of hormonal/estrogen deficient problems in transition into "old age"! IDK for sure!
     
  7. Getchasum

    Getchasum Senior Refuge Member

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    Good Looking amount....its a dead duck end of story
     
  8. Ilbucksndux

    Ilbucksndux Elite Refuge Member

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    Told ya so :rolleyes:
     
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    Tell us how you realy feel:l:l:l
     
  10. Band Fanatic

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    What are you like 10?? What have you added to the debate?
     

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