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White headed gadwall

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I killed this grey duck about three weeks ago and just got it back from the taxidermist. Has anyone ever seen such a thing?
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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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WOW!!!!!!
that bird is absolutely beautiful! congrats on the kill! who mounted it?
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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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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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man that is a beautiful duck, absolutly just beautiful, congradulations, where was it killed
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duck
It was killed in Canarvon LA.
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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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Awesome
I wonder if its a genetic condition kinda like albino or a piebald deer?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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goose or duck
man thats a goose duck lol
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Pretty Bird
Looks like a piebald deer. Still a beautiful mount. Congrats.
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BEAUTIFUL
regardless of what everyone thinks it is it's a beautiful duck. CONGRATS!
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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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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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Duck
Once in a lifetime bird if its lagit.
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