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Mallard cross

Observed: 6th November 2013 By: adzadz’s reputation in Birdsadz’s reputation in Birds
Mallard cross
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) interacts


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Manky Mallards

Mallards come in all shapes and sizes. Have a look here; There are several similar sites.



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Promiscuous dabblers

Mallard crosses cause arguments amongst the purists. While they do hybridise frequently with other duck species, wild birds also interbreed with various domesticated Mallard breeds that look quite different from their ancestors. So strictly these are "pure" Mallards, but they don't look the part. So the terms "Manky-" or "Heinz Mallards" (57 varieties!) have become popular.
I think the Muscovy is the only common domestic duck that wasn't originally a Mallard.