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What is this blonde looking “mallard” that’s sleeping?
 
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It looks like a Crested Duck! They come in all sorts of colors. Is this one in the wild?

It’s a wild bird. We went for a walk around Riparian Park in Gilbert, AZ. It was the only one there. No one (about 50 people) knew what it was.
 

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It’s a wild bird. We went for a walk around Riparian Park in Gilbert, AZ. It was the only one there. No one (about 50 people) knew what it was.
I guess it either escaped/ was released by someone or a wild duck crossbred with a domestic one. The crested part is a mutation that any mallard duck can have but the blonde color definitely suggests a domestic influence! It’s pretty whatever it is 🙂
 
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I guess it either escaped/ was released by someone or a wild duck crossbred with a domestic one. The crested part is a mutation that any mallard duck can have but the blonde color definitely suggests a domestic influence! It’s pretty whatever it is 🙂
Thank you for the information it was really helpful. Now I at least have some sort of clue what this duck is. I’d never seen one like that one.
 

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