San Rafael Valley, AZ ~~ Photo by Bill Haas

Sunday, January 31, 2010


...and so's an almost-black duck!
Not a Mallard and not an American Black....PAAAT! Where are you? Help!
And tri-colored chicks too! Sweet.


Anonymous said...

Mystery for a Sunday morning. My computer shows some pictures and some empty frames."On a purpose?" as my son used to say? Malfunction?

Anne Johnson

Lorna... said...

Pat says by the shape and color of the heads and necks, the ducks got mixed up with Mallards somewhere down the line but aren't a true Mallard. The curly tails are also dead give-aways. Thanks Pat Macias!

Joan Taylor says there are "Heritage Animals" at this restored Homestread (in Land Between the Lakes), and these are probably a very old, "heritage" breed (that got mixed up with Mallards at some point in time).