Cinnamon teal?

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  1. EyeLikePoultry

    EyeLikePoultry Refuge Member

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    24BD846A-A9AC-4CDC-A189-291467C30540.jpeg C8FD792B-0FB6-404A-A512-B5F2D1EC4D66.jpeg A buddy of mine got a bird in that someone wants to mount. The hunter swears it’s a cinnamon teal. Being from Illinois, where cinnamon teal are pretty rare, I’m skeptical. I told him I’d get some input. What does everyone think, and why?
    I said it’s a rusty blue wing. I thought cinnamons had longer beaks..
     
  2. Iammichael6499

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    Where were they shot … in IL or elsewhere?
     
  4. EyeLikePoultry

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    Shot in Illinois
     
  5. waterswatter

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    Hard to say. Drakes get their characteristic red eye at 2 months according to my bird book. And that bill does not look big or flared enough to be a red duck. IdK maybe a hybrid? I've had 2 bwt/ct hybrids on my farm over the past 2 decades.
     
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    Exactly what I thought. Possible hybrid. But still skeptical on that idea as well. We have a lot of power plants around these parts, birds get really rusty from the iron in the water. ( I think it’s from the iron, or some other mineral)
     
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    My best guess, having shot cinnamon teal in Oklahoma, is that they are blue wings. The rust colored one isn’t unusual and is probably from the water (a harmless fungus) where it had been feeding. Besides it’s waaaay outside the range of Cinnamons.
     
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    I'm a leanin more and more to No Cinnamon in there.
     
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    If you are still in doubt, squirt some "whinks" rust remover on the breast and watch what happens.
     
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