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Corey

Just a muscovy?

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Muscovy ducks are unusual here (southern Nevada). A nearby park had a pair for several months last year. I'd stop by when birding there since they were the most affectionate birds I'd ever seen.  🙂  They disappeared and this year two others appeared.  Then another appeared a few days ago, with a heart on it's chest.  And today this one arrived. I'm wondering if this is just a muscovy since they have such huge variation or if a hybrid is possible.  There are many domestic ducks and domestic mallards at this park.  Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Corey said:

this is just a muscovy since they have such huge variation or if a hybrid is possible.

The bill color, the knob above it, the red around the eye, overall shape and size... all looks good for domestic muscovy as others said. I haven't seen a lot of crosses... And they are quite variable... I've seen at least one cross before and I'd suspect any hybrids to have a little less of those features than this bird has.
I don't really like seeing domestics in the wild but, these make great pets. They are very quiet(they don't quack), some people eat them, they also make good layers and mothers.

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That blue, sometimes called andalusian in chickens and pigeons, is also a dead giveaway for domestic fowl.

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