DUCK Identification Help ..

Moosie

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MtMiller, You're probably the best (Or NEmont ?

ANyways.. Talk to me About Golden Eyes...

1. The Males can Be Common or Borrow. Common has a Circle Borrow has a Moon.
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2. The Female has NO spot, w/ Brown head.

3. Males heads are Black.

4. MAles can Also have a Purple(ish) or Blue(ish) head ? (Or another Color ?)

5. MAles and Females have a White body. (Mostly like 95% with some Darked Color Greys mixed in.)

Is those Comments True/False and did I miss somethnig else ?
 

mtmiller

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> 1. The Males can Be Common or Borrow. Common has a Circle Borrow has a Moon.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Barrow's and Common are two different species, so boys and girls of each. You are correct about the white patches between the bill and eye.

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> 2. The Female has NO spot, w/ Brown head.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> True

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>3. Males heads are Black. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Sort of true, see #4.
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> 4. MAles can Also have a Purple(ish) or Blue(ish) head ? (Or another Color ?)
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> The color is iridescent, so it can appear black, blue, etc...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> 5. MAles and Females have a White body. (Mostly like 95% with some Darked Color Greys mixed in.)
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Both have white, but males more-so.

Also, females have an orange patch on their bill.
 

Moosie

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Color is WHAT ?!??!
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I'm guessing depending on the light ?

Mine in the House is Black I think. Here it's Green :

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Here it's Black :

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I think I've killed one Looking Purple too... But in general any search results them as green (90% of the Pics).

thanx. I have a Borrows Coming in the Taxidermy soon. I couldn't remember the Exact color

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FLIPPER

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Barrow...Alternate plumage worn from fall through early summer
Glossy purplish head
Crescent-shaped white patch between eye and bill
White neck, breast and belly
Dark back
Black scapulars with row of rectangular white spots
Dark tail, upper- and under-tail coverts
White patch on wing split by black bar

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Common...Alternate plumage worn from fall through early summer
Glossy greenish head
White circular patch below eye on face
White lower neck, breast, belly and flanks
Dark back
White scapulars with black striping
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