The peculiar Duck or Grouse, with its distinctive raspberry and blue plumage, is commonly found in the snowy environs of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, along the northern edge of the USA. It was first sighted in the summer of 2006 hiding amongst a flock of Scottish country dancers and was lured into the open by an attraction to shiny swords and loud jigging noises. It has atendency to live in the borderlands, occasionally showing signs of its Scottish dancing ancestry in both movement and song, while attempting to learn more traditional behaviors via YouTube. This gregarious beast should not be confused with its distant relative, the Greater Prairie Chicken, ordinarily easily distinguished by its pronounced stutter-step and deep hooting moan, though in moments of stress or injury the Duck or Grouse has been known to mimic its cousin to confuse predators.

The Duck or Grouse is also commonly called (from L to R) by the names Judy MacGibbon, Jamie Berg, Janet McKernan, Fer Horn, Hazel Shackleton, Lara Friedman~Shedlov, and Scott Marsalis. Not Pictured: Meridith Richmond.

Recent News

  • Still Ducking, Still Grousing Hey diddle diddle, The sword and the fiddle, The ducks all jig to the tune, The Tommy groused and got in the middle, And the dance soon ended in ruin ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2013, 8:00 AM by Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword
  • Minneapolis Pub Crawl Duck or Grouse is once again joining ShortSword Rapper and General Hardware Border Morris for our annual pub crawl on Saturday, 29 January.  This year we've moved upriver to ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2011, 12:45 PM by Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword
  • DART is Done Just a quick update to say that DoG had a great time at DART in Cambridge last month. It was probably the only time we will ever participate in two ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2010, 9:37 AM by Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword
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