Sunday in the Park with Ducks

July 1, 2012 @ 12:23 pm | Filed under: Nature Study, Photos

duck pond

this is a very odd duck


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  1. Charming 🙂 And I love that beautiful hair. (Not the duck’s, the long blonde curls.)

  2. We went fishing there a few days ago and saw that very same duck!

  3. Oh, lovely.

  4. We saw a puffy headed duck too. Do you know anything about it? We had several theories about that puff. My daughter thought it looked like a queen duck with a feather crown.

  5. That’s a crested duck! The crest is a mutation that, in its homozygous form, causes a lethal mutation of the skull – but heterozygously just makes a crown of puffy feathers 🙂

  6. “The crest is a mutation that, in its homozygous form, causes a lethal mutation of the skull – but heterozygously just makes a crown of puffy feathers.”

    This just may be may favorite sentence EVER. (And I know where our next sciency rabbit trail will be taking us…)