can you tell it's Golden 300 or Rouen duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by alaskadidi, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. alaskadidi

    alaskadidi New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Aug 25, 2015
    Hello everyone, I'm new here.
    I'm confused which breed our ducks is from... we ordered 10 golden 300s from METZER FARM at the end of May, now they are grown up, we can see blue or green feather on the wings, which is different from our old golden 300s. our old ones were sold from METZER too, they lay eggs everyday, work hard! they are light grey, no blue feather.
    I have some Picture here. can somebody help me?[​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,063
    247
    198
    Apr 19, 2014
    West Chester, PA, USA
    I've never seen one of them in person, so all I know is what I've seen on the web. They don't have consistent coloring or patterns. Some of the drakes apparently resemble Rouens. The one with blue speculum isn't a Rouen. I would have thought that one was a drake, but it sounds like you're saying it's laying eggs.
     
  3. alaskadidi

    alaskadidi New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Aug 25, 2015
    thanks for your reply~~~
    yes, all of them are girls.
     
  4. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

    157
    3
    41
    Aug 23, 2015
    I purchased what were supposed to be ruin ducklings in may...I now believe they are mallards because they have absolutely no problem flying. With that being said..these look like my female mallard, altho they look bigger than mine. If I could post a pic I would but for some reason it doesn't go thru when I try!
     
  5. alaskadidi

    alaskadidi New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Aug 25, 2015
    hey You mean Rouen ducklings?
    on their catalog it says Rouen is 3 times heavier than mallard ; )

    but I ordered golden 300s... not Rouens...
     
  6. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

    157
    3
    41
    Aug 23, 2015
    Oh geez!! Sorry! I've been using voice to text and I bet everytime I've said rouen it has spelled it ruin!!!!! LMBO! Yes, I know they were supposed to to be golden 300s. I guess I should have explained myself more! What I meant was rouen ducks from what I understand look like mallards only bigger and if mine are mallards, which I'm pretty positive they are, yours look mine only bigger so to me they look like female rouens. Sorry for the confusion! I actually typed this time! Lol Here is a picture of my male and female and one of them with my pekin to compare size. (I finally got my pictures to upload! Yay!) [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. alaskadidi

    alaskadidi New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Aug 25, 2015
    haha like your pics! your ducks must be very happy living on the grass~~~
     
  8. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

    157
    3
    41
    Aug 23, 2015
    Lol yeah they don't want to go back in their pen at night..there isn't any grass left in it..lol
     
  9. alaskadidi

    alaskadidi New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Aug 25, 2015
    Hi everyone, The Metzer farm who sold these ducks to us just confirmed "they are in fact the Golden 300 females. Rouen females are much darker brown. "
    Make sense??
    We will see~~~
     
  10. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,063
    247
    198
    Apr 19, 2014
    West Chester, PA, USA
    Makes sense to me. Those don't look like Rouens, and Rouens don't lay in the way you describe. I think you got what you ordered.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by