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White Mandarin Duck | by ZILL NIAZI
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White Mandarin Duck

The White Mandarin, in its own right, is considered by most as one of the most ornamental of the world's ducks. White Mandarins are not hybrids, they are, in fact, a mutation which occurs naturally in the wild.

 

The drake is one of world's most beautiful ducks and quite unlike any other species. The forehead is a light buff color trailing all the way down the back of the neck. The breast is also a light buff color with very pale buff barring across the breast. The side flanks are white and the wing feathers are all white feathering, as well as the tail feathers. The under belly is a pure white.

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Taken on October 22, 2011