Any way to tell if s/he is a Rouen or a Mallard?

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  1. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I thought I'd gotten a Rouen, but after looking at cute duckie pictures, I just realized that Rouens and Mallards look almost exactly the same as ducklings! Who knew?? (apparently no me!) I got Goose from the mixed duck bin at Orschlens, so I have no clue what s/he is now. Anyone able to help me figure it out? S/he is almost the exact same size as a Cayuga that was in the same bin, if that's any help.

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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Mallards are a single stripe Rouens are a double stripe on the sides of the heads extending through/past the eye.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cute little mallard [​IMG]
     
  4. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay then, I'd better make sure to either cover the run really good, clip some wings, or have him/her exceptionally tamed before they go outside :) hehe. Thanks for the help!
     
  5. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mallard. And a cute one too. :)
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All baby ducks are cute Quackerjack lol.... That one is a adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True. But there's a special place in my duck heart for the mallards. They're so different. Or at least mine are. They're almost snooty. And smart. Very smart.
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their a wild breed, i would imagine them being smarter then other ducks.... My WH a kinda dumb lol. The rouen and acncona are very smart though!
     
  9. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwww.. It's nice to hear that they are smart birds. So far s/he is my cuddler of the four. She loves to sit in my hands during floor time and snuggles deep within my hair. I hope it stays that way! Thanks for the kind words everyone :)


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  10. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She'll be your favorite.
     

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