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  • 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.







Recent User Reviews

  1. Jacob Duckman
    "the chubby and affectionate mallard"
    Pros - affectionate, good layer, good meat bird
    Cons - hens are loud and drakes can sometimes be extremely agressive.
  2. honanbm
    "Sweetest Duck"
    Pros - calm, friendly, quiet
    Cons - a bit on the tubby side
  3. Fuzzbutts
    "By Far My Favorite Duck Breed"
    Pros - Loving, cuddly, friendly towards people, sociable, beautiful coloration, playful, wonderful personalities
    Cons - Messy (aren't they all?), and can get loud, particularly when they feel they have an insufficient or displeasing food supply.
    So far, I have had a variety of ducks (Buff, Crested, Pekin, etc. etc), but Rouens are by far my favorite. As ducklings they are incredibly affectionate and love to be cuddled and held. They will crouch down and dart around when they are feeling excited (I call this the "zoom"), and it's the most adorable thing you'll ever see. As an adult they continue to be very friendly towards people. My husband used to spend every spare moment working on a home-made pond for our ducks, and my rouen would always toddle along after him, nibbling on his legs and feet.
    Sadly we lost that particular rouen to an attack, but when the time came to acquire new ducklings, all I wanted was another. They make fabulous companions and melt your heart with their personalities.
    cmillerrun89 and AZducks like this.

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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
      Thomas Lamprogiorgos likes this.
  2. buff goose guy
    Your pretty much right

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