Can someone identify these ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nateforau, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Nateforau

    Nateforau Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought them at a local trade day and don't know what they are because of a significant language barrier. [​IMG] Thanks

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  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look a lot like mallards to me, at least a few days old.

    ETA: that first one in front may be a hybrid because of his unusual head shape and upright stance. Much like a mallard-runner type.
     
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  3. Born A Duck Lover

    Born A Duck Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    I would also say those are mallards. Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  4. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on their size they could be either Rouens or Mallards. Rouens are much larger than Mallards (and I think Mallards are seasonal layers?).
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't rouens, though, have two stripes on their heads?

    ETA: It's possible for the mixed ones. I do remember that our rouen-runners and rouen-mallard mixes where I live only had one stripe.

    Very cute, though! I love seeing these types of ducklings!
     
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  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Quote:Darlene is right. Mallards usually have one stripe and rouens have 2.
     
  7. Nateforau

    Nateforau Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the help guys. I appreciate it.
     
  8. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    mallard-roen-wood duck!
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I would identify them as being CUTE!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ditto!!!!!!!!
     

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