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Are Mallards the only ducks that have their toes clipped ??

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I was told Rouen because mine had the 2 stripes . But i checked and she has 1 toe clipped. I have one pic of her when i git her and again today. She is so much darker than my other .
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I would say mallard. The clipped toe is a dead giveaway, and she has only one distinct eye stripe. Mallarda will often have a shadow of the bottom eye stripe, which you can see here.



I raised these two orphan girls last summer. They are 100% mallard for sure, but you can see the very slight bottom eye stripe.
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I was told Rouen because mine had the 2 stripes . But i checked and she has 1 toe clipped. I have one pic of her when i git her and again today. She is so much darker than my other .

Don't follow the eye stripe test in some cases it can be flawed. 

 

But yes she is a mallard. 

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Thank you I kind of figured since she has the one toe clipped. The tractor supply that i got them from has mad quite a few mistakes . I picked up Pekins but they arent they have turned out to be Fawn Indian runners !
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Thank you I kind of figured since she has the one toe clipped. The tractor supply that i got them from has mad quite a few mistakes . I picked up Pekins but they arent they have turned out to be Fawn Indian runners !

Haha my husband bought a fawn and white runner that turned out to be Pekin!
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Haha my husband bought a fawn and white runner that turned out to be Pekin!

Thats funny !! But seriously these places need to get it together and mark them right ! My first clue was she would always stand upright then she would run the same way .
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Thats funny !! But seriously these places need to get it together and mark them right ! My first clue was she would always stand upright then she would run the same way .

Wow that's a cute duckling, but I think you may have gotten the best of both lol. She looks like a runner Pekin mx almost. She has fawn and white runner color and upright stance, but her head and neck looks like a pekin. Her head is round and her bill is dished like a pekin. How interesting smile.png
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