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Is it a Mallard?!?!?

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Is it a Mallard duck? A way to figure this out is if the duck has the colors yellow and brown as a baby. It will be all  brown with yellow stripes all over it. The female baby mallard ducks tend to be only brown though. When your ducks get older and you are wondering if they are Mallard ducks the males will have the colors black, blue, yellow, and green. The female ducks tend to be brown and white.:D

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Is it a Mallard duck? A way to figure this out is if the duck has the colors yellow and brown as a baby. It will be all  brown with yellow stripes all over it. The female baby mallard ducks tend to be only brown though. When your ducks get older and you are wondering if they are Mallard ducks the males will have the colors black, blue, yellow, and green. The female ducks tend to be brown and white.:D


True, however, this is also true of rouens which are commonly confused with mallards and are much more commonly available. 

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You can't tell male/female ducklings apart by their colour...
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You can't tell male/female ducklings apart by their colour...

Agreed. Mallards are indistinguishable in appearance as ducklings.
Edited by PotatoWaffles - 4/11/16 at 7:22am
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Is it a Mallard duck? A way to figure this out is if the duck has the colors yellow and brown as a baby. It will be all  brown with yellow stripes all over it. The female baby mallard ducks tend to be only brown though. When your ducks get older and you are wondering if they are Mallard ducks the males will have the colors black, blue, yellow, and green. The female ducks tend to be brown and white.big_smile.png


Uhh very wrong female and males look the same as babies and females have wild pattern it's not white in anyway but different shades of brown and gray
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
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Totally missed the part about differences as babies, somehow only read brown & yellow as ducklings and different at maturiry
Edited by Ol Grey Mare - 4/11/16 at 10:54am
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