Cute Vid of my Mallard ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by monarc23, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    they follow me or my hubby where ever we go, and today we decided to film it [​IMG] They even put themselvesin their pen while we can't watch them outside [​IMG] The barn is where they sleep at night in a cage [​IMG]


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  2. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Toooooo cute!!!!
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Wait until they are chasing you around the yard.

    Those are Rouens though , not Mallards.
     
  4. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    aww. [​IMG]
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:no they're not rouens...they had yellow spots on their backs (im told that rouens have a solid black back). And they do chase us around the yard lol this is what i was showing.
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Quote:no they're not rouens...they had yellow spots on their backs (im told that rouens have a solid black back). And they do chase us around the yard lol this is what i was showing.

    No, Rouens have yellow spots too.
    The body is a different build, more bulky.

    I mean wait until they get old and chase you around.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:no they're not rouens...they had yellow spots on their backs (im told that rouens have a solid black back). And they do chase us around the yard lol this is what i was showing.

    No, Rouens have yellow spots too.
    The body is a different build, more bulky.

    I mean wait until they get old and chase you around.

    I hope they do.
    According to a post just posted sometime today (on here) rouens have a solid black back and very defined second baring below the eye.

    This was mine as younger day olds:

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    Also when i first got these i said they WERE rouens but everyone told me they were mallards just the domestic version.
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    hmmm I always thought of the rouens as domestic mallards essentially.

    It would be illegal for many to own real Mallards as a migratory gamebird, but I am not sure.
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:these are hatchery mallards completley different than wild mallards. [​IMG]


    Also I purchased these at tractor supply.... from THIS hatchery:

    http://www.mthealthy.com/product/MAL-dk


    SamG was the one who clued me in on where TSC gets their ducks and what they are... so nope these are mallards.... you saying about them being a migratory game brid that'd be like saying people can't have pekins which are also mallards. I dont know really why you always have to target me Ticks but its really not appreciated when I'm not doing anything wrong.


    Wild mallards is one thing, these are larger hatchery mallards....different. [​IMG]


    edited to say these COULD be rouens but everyoen I talked to said they were dom. mallards [​IMG]


    edited again to make it friendly sounding because Ticks and I resolved the issue [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sheesh, mine run away from me! No fair!!
     

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