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Bought as Mallards, but I'm calling them Ruens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keckels, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. keckels

    keckels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's so strange, is I bought them from a breeder about 40 miles away. Finally got a pic of some 3-4 days old
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    And the parent stock. Maybe she meant "domesticated" Mallard?

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They're adorable but I agree look more like rouens
     
  3. PetesMom

    PetesMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the Rouens too. From what I read wild mallards have 1 eye stripe, Rouens or "domesticated mallards" have two!
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Those ducklings look like they only have one eye stripe. The duckling we bought from TSC I thought was a Mallard until I saw the two eyes stripes, my duckling's head does not look like yours. He had two stripes that you could really see and they didn't really go through the eye like that.

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  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    "Domesticated mallard." If you want to get really technical they probably has about 5% rouen in them. Most captive mallards do have some rouen in them. Hence the "domesticated". A "show rouen" baby will have 2 solid eye stripes and generally dont run even with the eye like yours.But even if it does there is another solid line below it. Good luck with them and I hope you enjoy em keckels. [​IMG]
     
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  6. keckels

    keckels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just by size I was sure they were rouens. Doesn't matter to me really, but a year ago I thought I was buying Mallards. I didn't have any photos of when I bought them, so I got the next best thing. They are laying good right now & as it warms up hopefully they'll sit.
     
  7. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of my mallard duckling for comparison. At first I was thinking mallard but then after reading everybody's comments I second guessed myself.. So I'm no help now. LOL.



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  8. keckels

    keckels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours is even cuter
     
  9. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it's not! LOL. I came back to take a fresh look at them and I am going with Rouen. The ones I've seen have a little thicker line under the eye so it threw me off. The hens in the parent stock pic look like Rouens, but then the drake in front looks like my mallard drake. Ya think she could have a little of both in there? :)
     
  10. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of my Rouens when they were a few days old for comparison.
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