May 16, 2021

Is ‘Long Boi’ the Tallest Mallard Duck in the World?

This is an authentic photo of a high duck. However, this viral caption gets a few things wrong..

In April 2021, numerous social media users got their first look of “Long Boi,” a duck that lives near the school of the University of York in England. An image of this dapper duck was commonly shared on social media along with the claim that Long Boi was the tallest mallard to ever live..

YUSU President has actually vowed to call a table in The Forest, YUSUs outdoor venue, after Longbois win.
He told Vision: “I am happy that Longboi has truly declared the title as Waterfowl of the Year. I would be extremely dissatisfied if an honorary degree is not bestowed upon him immediately, in recognition of his contributions to the University of York”.
Longboi has long been known for his signature waddle, and has ended up being something of a school icon.
According to @longboiyork, the splendid mallard stands at just over 70cm high.
The Wanderers of York, an Instagram page devoted to commemorating Yorks schools, told York Vision: “No duck could have deserved it more than our really own Longboi! Hes ended up being so renowned and well understood that if anybody else had won, it would have been an injustice!”.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bantshire, Vince Chancelier, stated that this years Waterfowl University Rankings was “the most safe vote in Bantshire history”.

Although the “worlds highest duck” title has not been formally bestowed upon Long Boi by any main duck measuring entities, this dapper duck received the “Waterfowl of the Year” award in the University of Bantshires Waterfowl University Rankings in 2020.

For starters, and most significantly, Long Boi is not a mallard duck. According to Long Bois Instagram page (yes, theres an Instagram page devoted to this dapper duck), Long Boi is about 70 centimeters (about 28 inches) tall. While this is definitely tall for a mallard duck– the Audubon Society composes that a male mallard is generally about 24 inches in length– Long Boi is not a mallard duck. Compared to other Indian Runner ducks, Long Boi is average size (Indian Runners can grow as high as 30 inches).

This caption likewise claims that “Long Boi” stands at over “1m tall (3.5 feet),” but thats likewise inaccurate. According to Long Bois Instagram page (yes, theres an Instagram page dedicated to this dapper duck), Long Boi is about 70 centimeters (about 28 inches) tall. While this is certainly high for a mallard duck– the Audubon Society composes that a male mallard is typically about 24 inches in length– Long Boi is not a mallard duck. Compared to other Indian Runner ducks, Long Boi is typical size (Indian Runners can grow as tall as 30 inches).

For beginners, and most notably, Long Boi is not a mallard duck. This duck is a cross between a mallard and an Indian Runner, a bigger types of duck. Second, this viral message declares that this is the “highest mallard duck to have ever lived (considering that records began),” but there does not seem any database tracking high mallard ducks..

Long Boi is not the worlds tallest mallard duck because Long Boi is not a mallard duck. The reason that Long Boi looks so uncommonly high is that this Indian Runner duck is frequently photographed standing beside much shorter mallard ducks..