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:

Linda said...

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! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun fact, they look so cute!

Huggybear said...

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

DEZMOND said...

one of the very few birds I can tolerate :)

Bob Bushell said...

You don't say...............

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Just look at those little cuties!

Margaret D said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, that far back!

Pat Hatt said...

Ducks have sure been around a while

Emmylou said...

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

Blogoratti said...

Interesting thoughts and photo.

Tijana said...

love this post :)

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Gloria Baker said...

I love ducks!!! especially little ducks!

Caro * said...

Very nice fact. Little ducks are so adorable :)

Mary Kirkland said...

Baby ducks are so cute.

stephen Hayes said...

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

Fundy Blue said...

Cool fact!

The Happy Whisk said...

So cute.

bj said...

didn't realize this...