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rouen or mallard?

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New to the forum and to ducks. Picked these mallards up yesterday at tractor supply. Looks like a double stripe maybe on a couple of the front ones. They are quite a big bigger than others too. What do u guys think?
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If bigger and have the 2nd full eye stripe, then those are rouens.

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2 line strip test is false so don't go on that
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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Originally Posted by trowbri1 View Post

New to the forum and to ducks. Picked these mallards up yesterday at tractor supply. Looks like a double stripe maybe on a couple of the front ones. They are quite a big bigger than others too. What do u guys think?

If the larger ones are closer to Pekin-sized, and don't appear to be any older, then yeah, likely Rouens. Other than size, I'm not aware of any other way to tell until they get old enough for their body shape will tell you.

Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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