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Mystery in the Waterfowl Nursery

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Is it true that blonds have more fun?  This spring, for the first time in our new building, three “blond” ducklings were admitted to the Waterfowl Nursery.  The first one came in with six other mallards – all of which were normal colors.  The other two came in with seven other normally-colored mallard ducklings.

Are they just a color variant, like black Eastern Grey Squirrels?  They are not albino – their eyes are pigmented normally.  Are they hybrids, with a domestic duck in their genetic make-up? It will be very interesting to see how these ducklings turn out.

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