ive never killed one like that but a couple of years ago i used to see a mottled duck with a white head in bayou gentily just out of delacroix island i seen it just about every day in the summer but never seen it when duck season opened or after i dont know if someone killed it or what anyway thats a nice duck your not going to see that to often and it must be nice to get him back in only three weeks
Did he say anything about cape-shell duck, from South Africa, that a guy shot a few years ago? That ducks head looks a lot like the one you killed. It took us over 30 minutes, in his species book, to match the two birds. Are you sure its a gadwall?
The bird I shot is not a shell duck. Every quality the duck has is of a grey duck except its white colors. I was told the white feathers are most likely a gene defect in its bloodline. Do your research, a shell duck looks nothing like this bird.