Where Can I Find the “Ducksfoot” Strain?
Get a Cannabis Strain with that “Regular Plant” Look!
Did you know that some strains don’t look like traditional cannabis plants? These plants take advantage of a leaf mutation that causes leaves to grow in a different shape than standard cannabis plants. As a result, if you’re growing cannabis outdoors a strain like this may make things just a little less suspicious at first glance!
Cannabis leaf with Ducksfoot mutation – it almost looks like the webbed foot of a duck!
Here are examples of the legendary Ducksfoot strain (the original). These plants don’t look like cannabis at first glance!
For reference, this is what a “standard” cannabis leaf looks like
Unfortunately, the original Ducksfoot s a “clone-only” strain which means you cannot purchase it as a seed. However there are variations of Ducksfoot with similar leaves that are available as seeds (more info below).
Here’s what the grower pop22 said about the strain: “I was fortunate to acquire some clones of Ducksfoot. And I’m glad I got them. This is SOME GREAT WEED! Very potent and a very productive plant. It has a brain numbing Sativa high, an unusual taste and smell ( hard to describe ). It’s a shame this strain is almost impossible to get.”
In this next picture by kamyo only two of the four seedlings have Ducksfoot-style leaves. The two seedlings on the left have the Ducksfoot mutation, and the two seedlings on the right have standard marijuana leaves despite being the same strain.
Variations on the Ducksfoot Strain
Some strains are descended from the Ducksfoot strain, retaining the original leaf shape while giving growers additional variations on the qualities of the buds themselves, and allowing growers to get a version of this strain in seed form. Most of these options are bred by Dutch Passion. Otherwise the main way to get a “duck” strain is to find someone who has one and take a clone.
One of the most popular variations of the Ducksfoot (Ducksfeet?) strain is called Frisian Duck by Dutch Passion. This strain thrives outdoors and grows with the traditional stealthy leaves. This strain also often makes bright, beautiful purple buds (with cold enough temperatures) that have a fresh scent that is sometimes even a little fruity.
Frisian Duck plants react really well to growing in a living soil that’s been composted and amended with slow release organic ingredients.
This is a Frisian Duck plant in the vegetative stage
This Frisian Duck plant was grown outdoors in a greenhouse. More than half of Frisian Duck plants grow bright purple buds!
Frisian Duck is based on the famous Frisian Dew strain which also produces purple buds and has been bred for generations specifically for growing outdoors. The Frisian genes thrive under sunlight, and buds are resistant to bugs and mold!
This Frisian Duck plant is just about ready to harvest!
An autoflowering version of Frisian Duck, again by Dutch Passion. Dutch Passion is one of my favorite auto-flowering breeders, so this comes highly recommended!
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However, even with stealthy strains, be aware that they still smell like cannabis in the budding stage!
What About Other “Stealth” Strains?
There is another strain that is also known as being a “stealth” strain…
The buds of Dr. Grinspoon plants don’t “clump together” like most cannabis plants. Although the buds look a little different, they are just as effective! Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to cross a Dr. Grinspoon plant with a Ducksfoot plant. Could you make the ultimate stealth strain?
Dr. Grinspoon grows buds that don’t stack on top of each other like standard cannabis plant
This is what these buds look like when the plant has been grown out – it doesn’t look much like a cannabis plant at all! Still, this growth pattern is a mutation which means that not all seeds will grow like this. This is an important fact to keep in mind with any of the current ‘stealth’ strains.
Now that you’ve learned about some stealthy strains, why not check out the following stealth-related articles…
"Ducksfoot" strains have a leaf mutation that makes them look less like regular cannabis plants, which can be helpful for stealth. There are a few different Ducksfoot-style strains!
Dutch Passion Frisian Duck. Cannabis like you have never seen before
Frisian Duck is one of the most unusual cannabis varieties ever developed by Dutch Passion. It’s a cross of our outdoor number-one best seller Frisian Dew with a carefully selected gene bank ‘Ducksfoot’.
Ducksfoot is a strange looking cannabis variety with webbed cannabis which look notably different from the traditional cannabis leaf shape. A large number of pictures are included in this weeks blog because we have received so many mails about Frisian Duck since she was announced.
Above and below. Frisian Duck produces uniquely camouflaged leaves making it ideal for urban growing
The Ducksfoot cross with Frisian Dew, and the selective breeding over many generations has produced Frisian Duck. Its a variety which shows the best of both parents; tough enough for outdoor growing in Northern Europe or extreme southern latitudes together with webbed leaves to provide the unique ability to make it look like any other wild plant which you might walk straight past. The breeding to create Frisian Duck took several years but the result was worth it and shows the remarkable talents of some real ‘Masters at Work’. Most of the leaves are webbed and stay that way often into the end stages of flowering. Whilst most people would recognise the distinctive shape and iconic shape of a normal cannabis leaf they would fail to recognise Frisian Duck as a cannabis plant. Even experienced growers found it hard to believe. This makes Frisian Duck the perfect choice for people that grow in an urban back garden, patio, balcony or greenhouse and want the added camouflage provided by the webbed leaf which often resembles the squashed shape of a ducks foot.
The cannabis buds grow in the normal way; they look, smell and taste just like normal cannabis. The effects are the same. Often the buds may show some beautiful blue colours. Outdoors she is ready around the start of October in the northern hemisphere or the start of April in the southern hemisphere. In Europe she can survive the Dutch outdoor climate and will also do very well in a greenhouse or polytunnel growing into a christmas-tree shaped plant. In good conditions she can reach 2-3 metres high. Yields are average or slightly above average, but quality of the cannabis is good with a strong sativa high with a spicy taste and hints of pine/citrus.
Frisian Duck can also be grown indoors like a normal feminized photoperiod variety. Flowering begins when the lights are switched to 12/12, just like normal. Indoors the leaves also have the webbed ‘ducks foot’ shape. Because the strong cannabis aroma is the same as traditional cannabis this variety will still need carbon filters for indoor grows.
Frisian Duck has been one of Dutch Passions most unusual, and most difficult, breeding challenges. We have had numerous requests over the years, especially from outdoor/greenhouse growers, for a stealth cannabis variety that you could walk past and fail to recognise. And thats the real beauty of this variety – the natural camouflage given by the unusual leaf shape reduces the chance of discovery. People that were reluctant to grow a cannabis plant in the corner of their garden, or the countryside, will feel that the odds have been tipped significantly in their favour. A Frisian Duck will look great among the tomato plants in the greenhouse. And with her beautiful purple colours a Frisian Duck be perfect in the flower bed next to your flowering shrubs. In the countryside, hills, river banks and fields this is a variety which will naturally blend into the background. Frisian Duck does not mind being trained (tied down) to keep her short, she can also be topped and will respond with a bushier and shorter structure.
Even experienced cannabis growers found it hard to believe the appearance of the plants. Without the distinctive cannabis leaf shape the whole plant is simply unrecognisable. Frisian Duck offers something special and unique for the self sufficient urban cannabis grower. Its a typical Dutch Passion style project, creating something that is new and offering the home grower even more convenient ways to grow their own cannabis. Seeds are feminized and available in packs of 3, 5 or 10. We hope you like Frisian Duck, and we end the blog with plenty of pictures to enjoy.
Dutch Passion Frisian Duck. Cannabis like you have never seen before Frisian Duck is one of the most unusual cannabis varieties ever developed by Dutch Passion. It’s a cross of our outdoor