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There were two of these ducks associating with a fairly large group of Mallards. I have never seen a duck like this and I can't seem to identify it. They were larger than the Mallards and had darker bodies with white chest feathers. Could it be a domesticated or a hybrid duck?

May. 08, 2012 22:33:36 -0700
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Mallard - Photo (c) Charles Lam, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
dd214r6's ID: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Posted by dd214r6 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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The answer is likely yes to both being domesticated and hybrid. This duck certainly is part mallard, part something else, likely Muscovy; a common domestic duck in the US.

Posted by hartvillestuff over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Mallard - Photo (c) Charles Lam, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Posted by sea-kangaroo over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Domesticated Duck - Photo (c) Mr. T in DC, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
johnnybirder's ID: Domesticated Duck (Anas platyrhynchos ssp. domesticus)
Posted by johnnybirder over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Mallard - Photo (c) Charles Lam, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
dd214r6's ID: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallard - Photo (c) Charles Lam, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Community ID: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
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Domesticated Duck - Photo (c) Mr. T in DC, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
johnnybirder's ID: Domesticated Duck (Anas platyrhynchos ssp. domesticus)
dd214r6 would like some help identifying this

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