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This duck was swimming with a group of white domestic ducks and mallards and another duck that was all dark with lots of dark green on the head (seen in the middle of the "group picture") .  Is this some sort of domestic breed?  I cannot find anything in my bird book that would suggest that this is a wild duck of some kind (or that the green one is a wild duck either).  Any ideas?

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Yes, domestic Mallard.  Most of the ducks in the group photo have characteristics of domestic ancestry as well.  The wild colored males could be domestic as well, but I don't think there's a way to tell.

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