Thursday, November 5, 2009


Anybody know what this is? A duck? It sure looks like a duck, but it also has some other fowl characteristics.

This guy was walking along the Blue Ridge Parkway when Amanda and I were driving on it last week. He was all alone and very different looking, so, of course, I had to stop and photograph him. We couldn't decide if he is supposed to look like this or if he is a mutant duck.
Any ideas?


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

WOW!! It looks like a cross between a duck and a turkey.....I wish I had a book on ducks.
My guess is he's not a mutant but the real deal; and probably male from the color of the facial details.
I don't even know where you would look this little guy up!
But great pics!


P.S. Was the red mottled, raised skin the same on both side of the face? That would make me suspect it is supposed to look like that....

gallagherassoc said...

The picture of the duck is a muscovy duck. It is popular in the oreint not so much as a pet but as a food source.....