Are you kidding me?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by supermommy, May 15, 2009.

  1. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So back before Easter I bought 3 duclings from TSC and after doing much research "thought" I had gotten mallards. So today we go into TSC and get to talking to the man who works there about ducks, chickens etc.. He tells me my so called mallards are not mallards but something else that starts with a "s" ummm ok well he could remember what they were... now upon further info u cant get mallards in NY they are illigal or something?? Any idea what they could be then? They look just like mallards..What breed duck starts with "s" anyway?? Any help or idea's would be so greatful!
     
  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    I'm no expert (so listen to them when they come in here and tell you something different) but I know that Northern Shovelers have green heads. Maybe that's it?
     
  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    rouens look like mallards ( but fatter)...but that doesn't start with an "S"
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    swedish saxony? silver ancona?? I know next to nothing about ducks...I"m in the researching phase.
     
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  5. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:I was going to say rouen also. Maybe they got S and R mixed up?
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Well i dont think there is any breed starting with "s" that looks like a mallard. They could very well be Rouens...they look just like mallards except they are bigger and fatter. Here is a picture of some rouen ducklings...
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    and some rouen ducks full grown....

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    I think you'll be just as happy if you have rouens.....good luck with your ducks!
     
  7. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really am upset with TSC I should have ast the day I got them but was just so excited that I didnt even think about it...I mean really I dont care what breed they are, as my family and I are already in love and attached, but I would like to know. The guy said there is NO WAY they would have been mallards. hummm Well then maybe I will just have to wait untill they get older and get there color to know for sure..lol Thanks so much for the responses so far!

    Here is one just about a week after we got them
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  8. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they look like Mallards, they probably are Rouens. The only other domestic ducks I can think of off hand that begin with an "s" would be Swedish or Saxony, but neither look like Mallards as ducklings (or as adults).
     
  9. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    if you got them around easter they are about 5 weeks old...post some pics and we'll be able to tell easily if they are mallards or rouens.
     
  10. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    From that picture it really looks like a mallard? are you sure the guy knew what he was talking about?....look at the picture, the duck has a bar running through its eye and two dark spots under that stripe. Rouens usually have two solid bars, but there are always exceptions...do you have any recent pictures?
     

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