Assistance with my *Assorted* Duck Breeds......

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Smuvers Farm, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    TSC had these ducks, all listed as *assorted*. What breeds are they?

    SO FAR, we've gotten the yellow one is a Pekin and the black ones are Mallards.

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  2. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Flock Master

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    Golden 300 hybrids, perhaps.
     
  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Flock Master

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    Could they be rouen instead of mallards?

    I read somewhere that you can tell based on the eye stripes........I forget if a double stripe is rouen or mallard though.
     
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  4. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Girl at TSC said Mallard, but I'd be more inclined to believe my good people on BYC over her.
     
  5. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some rouen pekin cross ducks that look exactly like the yellow and black one but I do not think that is even a possibility...
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  6. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Yup... that one is my favorite... I love the black stripe on it's head and the fluffy black butt!!! :lau
     
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  7. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe Rouens are the ones with the double stripes. The others look like 300 hybrid layers to me.
     
  8. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Flock Master

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    I went digging and it looks like they are mallards.
    Rouens should have a strong double stripe of my reading was accurate.
     
  9. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks True BYC Addict

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    I think it can be faint too. I have some of my own, and they looked like mallards when they were little day olds but they did get darker (believe it or not) and Im now thinking rouens. Id say it could be either at this point, so if tsc said mallards (on the sign. NOT if an employee said so :lau) then Id go with that. But tbh if I look real close I see two stripes, so with no prior info Id say rouen. just me.

    the others, pekin, obviously, and then two golden 300 hens and one male
     
  10. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist Premium Member

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    The darker colors one (without markings) could maybe be a buff
     
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