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49 minutes ago, Peromyscus said:

It looks a lot like the Crested Duck here https://www.10000birds.com/manky-mallards-domestic-feral-or-just-plain-odd-mallards.htm; scroll down to "ARE CRESTED DUCKS A SEPARATE BREED?".

Where it reads:


One of the most fascinating finds when watching domestic ducks is the odd duck flaunting what appears to be a large powder puff, cotton ball, or afro on its head. These are called Crested Ducks and are sometimes considered their own manky breed. However, the crest is actually the manifestation of a mutation; the crest is formed from fatty tissue that seeps through a gap in the bird’s deformed skull. Sounds grisly, but the mutation clearly isn’t fatal, though it can lead to health and balance issues. At least it looks cool!

Told ya. 😛

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