[Tweeters] mystery geese/ducks

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Sat Dec 6 19:26:36 PST 2008

I don't know the genetic origin of these birds, but I believe they are a
breed known as Silver Swedish.

== Michael Hobbs
== Kirkland, WA
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Greaves" <lbviman at blackfoot.net>
To: <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 3:07 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] mystery geese/ducks

> They are mallards with domestic genes dominating... Domestic mallards tend

> to be larger and more aggressive than their wild kin - Jim Greaves


> At 01:01 PM 12/6/2008, Marvin Hoekstra wrote:

>>Meanwhile I saw a pair of ducks or geese

>>somewhat larger than mallards standing on the shore. I was not able to

>>identify them, although they are probably a form of some common species.

>>Check out these photos if you can help identify them:






>>Marvin S. Hoekstra


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