1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!


Average User Rating:
  • 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.
  • 55712eb7_rouen_--406205.jpeg 9dee6cfd_rouen_--220413.jpeg f76545f9_rouen_--889265.jpeg 48c55690_rouen_--392652.jpeg 0b4cfabe_rouen_--823007.jpeg 5b843d73_IMG_6138.jpeg

  • 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.







Recent User Reviews

  1. MommaShades13
    "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.
    Purchase Price:
    Purchase Date:
  2. GoldenFlight
    "Cute and Fun!"
    Pros - Calm, Beautiful colors, and a great breed to have in the flock!
    Cons - Messy, but that's nothing new.
    This is Phyllis, who we got this summer and has a very funny and cute personality!
  3. RouenBud
    "Rouen ducks"
    Pros - super cute, quiet, smart, silly,nice, obedient as a dog
    Cons - loud, stinky
    if you are wondering why it says loud and quiet it is because they are mostly quiet but love to quack allot! :th
    they are probably the best pet ducks made, altho saxonies are pretty good too. But they also lay almost 1.5 every day! So if you are looking to get this duck you should totally get them![​IMG]

User Comments

To post comments, simply sign up and become a member!
  1. SlowGo135
    how do you tell the difference between Rouen ducks a3nd mallard ducks?
  2. buff goose guy
    Your pretty much right

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by