Pacific Black Duck ID

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Subject: Pacific Black Duck ID
From: "Els and Bill" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:59:32 +1000

Subject: Pacific Black Duck ID

Regarding the previous flurry of emails about hybridising Mallards and Pacific 
Black Ducks, I would like to mention that HANZAB does not mention any orange 
colouring of legs of Pacific Black Duck.
In my experience in Tasmania, the only orange legs occur on Mallards crossed 
with Pacific Black Duck,Chestnut Teal,Grey Teal and Shovelers.   

In fact Tasmanian Local Governments bodies contract professionals to remove 
these hybrids when they  build up in large numbers where the public feed them, 
posing a threat to the native ducks.   One of the main method used for 
identification of the native Pacific Black Duck is the brown colour of their 

Els Wakefield.
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