Please Sign In


New To Sportsman Network?

Duck ID help!

Reply
 
Killed these 2 red headed ducks this morning. Are these redheads or something else? They didn't have the solid black under the neck like I see in pictures. We were maybe thinking a breed of scaup?
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
They also had a solid black eyes and not golden ones.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Killed quitea few of those last year and one this morning, look like redhead to me. Would have to be female?
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Redheads. Not hens. Hens have same bills but no red head. I'll try to post some pics of hens and juveniles.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Without a yellow eye could be hybrid but that's a question for a biologist. Plenty of strange hybrids killed.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Yeah none of the ones I've shot have had yellow eyes all black and I'm guessing these birds aren't in full plumage? All have the same brown/red color.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
As InTheField said, just plain redheads not fully plumed out yet
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Shouldn't you ID a duck before you kill it....? And then you go on a public forum telling people you killed something that you do not know what it is? Not very smart if you ask me.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Redheads
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Immature, early season redheads
Reply
hmmmm
We shot the exact same colored red heads last season and again this year. It's just early in the season. They will fill out in a couple of weeks.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Why even duck hunt if you don't know what you are shooting at?
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Us too, have never shot redheads at lease until last year. Was always early in the season and never full plumage.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Wow. Just Wow.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
You said it best pushpaddlebangbang.
Reply
Re: Duck ID help!
Ronnie, don't worry about prollymite's somewhat negative comment. Unlike yourself, who identifies himself on his posts, he has to talk badly about others anonymously. He has to use the anonymity of the Internet to criticize others in order to boost his own ego...apparently because of his low sense of self worth. It is the only way, it seems, that he is able to make himself look better, in his own eyes, when in fact others can see right through the mask . It is obvious that he envies someone who has had a successful hunting experience and is actually having fun.

Although the picture does not show the details very clearly...I would say it is an eye-color variant of a redhead drake....but then... I'm a fish biologist and not a waterfowl expert.
Reply