Rouen

Average User Rating:
4.72222/5,
  • Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Drake-green head, white collars, a deep claret breast, blue speculum feathers. Hen-brown with greenish black or brown penciling.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    Rouen (pronounced roan) named after the town of Rouen where they were developed in Northern France. In 1850 the first Rouens were introduced to the USA. They were included in the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1874.
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  • Breed Details:
    Rouens are considered a heavy breed. Adult drakes (males) weigh 8 to 10 pounds and hens(females)weigh 7 to 9 pounds. Egg Color - Blue-green to near-white. Ducklings are black with two yellow stripes on their head, white on breast, black beak and feet. Rouens are brighter in colour than Mallards. Thank you to Kansaskid, 1234duck, and, Baralak for permission to use their photos.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. DuckSquad
    5/5,
    "A loving Drake"
    Pros - Very very lovey<3
    Cons - A wee bit messy
    I have a Rouen duck named Howard, hes the loviest bird ever, he will fallow me almost everywhere, he lets me pick him up all the time, and even gives me little hugs by resting his beak on my shoulder, he is the sweetest duck ever. Howard loves to nibble things, weather its your jacket, foot, shoe, finger, hand, or pant leg, he is never aggressive though.
  2. Chandler0206
    3/5,
    "Cute, but not my thing"
    Pros - Cute, fun to watch play, and quirky
    Cons - Messy (all ducks are), loud, stubborn, and so on
    I love watching my little Amy, who is sitting on a few of her eggs as we speak, but she is not friendly (probably because she and her mate see me as a predator, but I tried to bond with them when they were little). Regardless of her flaws, I'd say that they could be a fine pet or whatever you want to use them for.
    Overall:
    3
    Purchase Price:
    7.50
  3. MommaShades13
    5/5,
    "Great personalities and low maintenance"
    Pros - good foragers, chatty, cold hardy entertaining, good layer
    Cons - messy but all ducks are
    Great first time ducks. my female layed even through the winter, she only took about 3 weeks off. great foragers, my female is my loud one letting me know I went past feeding time, my male is a chatter and good protector. He has a prolapse penis from mating my chickens. All. The. Time. It does not other him and he is a healthy happy drake.
    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    4.25
    Purchase Date:
    2016-03-03

User Comments

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  1. SlowGo135
    how do you tell the difference between Rouen ducks a3nd mallard ducks?
    1. Ryan Wiemken
      Size- mallards do not get much bigger than a softball and rouens should be the size of a basket ball.
      Ryan Wiemken, Nov 20, 2017
  2. buff goose guy
    Your pretty much right

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