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Yucky duck

Observed: 30th June 2011 By: Million_MomentsMillion_Moments’s reputation in BirdsMillion_Moments’s reputation in Birds
P1010329
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I always assumed mallard hybrids were sterile, but I saw a female breed last year, and now most of the ducks on the lake no longer look like true mallards.

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Hybrids

I suspect most Mallard hyrbids (in the sense of crossed with other duck species) are infertile. However in this case I suspect it is just crossed with other varieties within the species Mallard so fertility seems quite possible.