Dufferin Island, Niagara Falls, Ontario
20 February 2010
Melanie and I found this strange looking mallard sleeping on a frozen portion of the Niagara River. A little bit of research led me to believe this is a domestic form of mallard, commonly called the "Saxony"-type. May also be a hybrid between a wild and Saxony-type mallard, but it would take a geneticist to know for sure.
A special thanks goes out to Charlie at 10000birds.com for his thorough and enlightening post on domestic mallard breeds.