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White Headed Gadwall

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White Headed Gadwall

White headed gadwall

I killed this grey duck about three weeks ago and just got it back from the taxidermist. Has anyone ever seen such a thing?
January 25, 2009 at 4:54pm
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LUCKY-MANProfile Photo
Posted January 25, 2009 at 5:13pm
re

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

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Plaisance TaxidermyProfile Photo
Posted January 25, 2009 at 6:08pm
WOW!!!!!!

that bird is absolutely beautiful! congrats on the kill! who mounted it?

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Marsh KingsProfile Photo
Posted January 25, 2009 at 9:04pm
grey duck

Kevin Hynes mounted it. He lives in Pearl River now. I think he mounted it so fast because he never seen a bird like this one before so he was ready to mount it.

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huntin foolProfile Photo
Posted January 25, 2009 at 9:06pm
steve german

i got a green head mounted and got it back in 2 weeks its awesome steve german did mine he is fast in ducks

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Uncle Bud a.k.a. Sam FulkersonProfile Photo
Posted January 25, 2009 at 9:14pm
Re

man that is a beautiful duck, absolutly just beautiful, congradulations, where was it killed

Marsh KingsProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 12:58pm
duck

It was killed in Canarvon LA.

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DAVID Tru-HuntProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 1:09pm
Great Mount!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Marsh King great looking mount. You can't go wrong with Kevin. He showed me some good tricks back in the earlly 90's at a compition here. Tell him David said hi and keep up the great work.

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fishnhuntinProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 1:49pm
Awesome

I wonder if its a genetic condition kinda like albino or a piebald deer?

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PepperJackProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 1:54pm
white headed gadwall

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?

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Trent_BuxtonProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 2:22pm
well well

Pepper jack your right....that is a shelduck...Marsh king here is you a link to look it up for yourself.

www.mawba.com/identify.htm

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ThunderheadProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 2:53pm
Not a Shelduck

The Shelduck has a reddish colored body. It looks nothing like the picture posted other than some white on the head. It's not a Shelduck.

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bayoubobProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 3:05pm
Mutant Gadwall

My vote would be a gadwall that has some type of genetic mutation with a lack of pigment. Other than the extra white, it looks just like a gadwall...wings, back, tail, bill, etc.

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Marsh KingsProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 3:08pm
not a shell duck

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.

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All Around HunterProfile Photo
Posted January 26, 2009 at 3:09pm
GREY DUCK

I was there the morning he shot the bird. I retreived it in front of the blind and i know for a fact that it is a grey duck!

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kyloo20Profile Photo
Posted January 28, 2009 at 2:52pm
goose or duck

man thats a goose duck lol

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Brandon CormierProfile Photo
Posted January 28, 2009 at 2:54pm
Pretty Bird

Looks like a piebald deer. Still a beautiful mount. Congrats.

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huntin dadProfile Photo
Posted January 28, 2009 at 3:00pm
BEAUTIFUL

regardless of what everyone thinks it is it's a beautiful duck. CONGRATS!

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crazy white boyProfile Photo
Posted January 28, 2009 at 3:18pm
Ducks

I live in Hahnville and need a good taxidermist for ducks my son killed 3 this year we need mounting. A pair of Wood ducks and a blue headed teal any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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huntin foolProfile Photo
Posted January 28, 2009 at 3:34pm
umm

umm not sure where exactly the town you live in is at but there is a guy in lake charles (sw la)

named steve german
he does great work i brought him a pretty green head in nov on the last day of the split and got it back in 2 and 1/2 weeks he does great work!

stevegerman.com

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QuackerProfile Photo
Posted January 29, 2009 at 2:31pm
Duck

Once in a lifetime bird if its lagit.

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