Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fact of the Day: Domestic Mallard

Most domesticated ducks descended from a species of mallard ducks around 4000 B.C. either in China or Southeast Asia.  

20 comments:

  1. Great fact, Adam, thanks so much. I love ducks! :) Oh, I just added a poll to my blog. Please feel free to respond, if you wish to. Thanks! :)

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  2. 4000 BC! ????????????????
    That is amazing - I wonder what these prehistoric ducks looked like.
    Any skeleton bones been dug up????
    Mallards certainly are found over a large geographical area - Arctic Tundra to the
    sub-tropics and in fresh and salt water wetlands.
    Certainly seems feasible that Mallards were the first species of the duck family.
    Well done Adam.
    B J Hunnicut of M.A.S.H 4077

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  3. one of the very few birds I can tolerate :)

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  4. Goodness...a long long time ago...

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  5. Ducks have sure been around a while

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  6. Ducks are so cute. A bunch of them were just rescued in our area due to a small oil spill (I think).

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  7. Interesting thoughts and photo.

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  8. love this post :)

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  9. I love ducks!!! especially little ducks!

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  10. Very nice fact. Little ducks are so adorable :)

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  11. The Chinese get credit for too much. I'm jealous.

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