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Rouen, Mallard, or Muscovy??? (with poll)

Poll Results: What breed are the ducklings in the first post?

 
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post #1 of 4
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It is difficult to determine different duck breeds at the duckling phase since many look very similar. Still, I am curious. I was at the feed store picking up some rabbits, when I spotted a bin of "assorted" ducklings. I picked up two that have that "wild-type" look, but I know of three breeds that have that look as ducklings. Rouen, Mallard, and Muscovy. Any guesses?

 

Also, the yellow duckling in front (top picture/above) with the black bill and orange feet... any guesses? I didn't get that one, but I am curious. 

 

post #2 of 4
Just because I only have muscovy I'll say muscovy, but it's been a few years since I had ducklings.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

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Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 4
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

Just because I only have muscovy I'll say muscovy, but it's been a few years since I had ducklings.


​That is what I was thinking, but they look so similar at this age it is hard to tell.

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Just by playing the odds, I'm going to say they are Rouen. Hatchery's rarely sell Muscovys and Mallards are usually penned separate and marked when they are being sold. And usually cost more than assorted or mixed ducklings. That being said, anything is possible. Just my guess.

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