Does anyone know what kind of duckling this is?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jessicasharples, Apr 24, 2019.

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  1. jessicasharples

    jessicasharples In the Brooder

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    I purchased two ducklings from Tractor Supply a few weeks ago. This is my first time raising ducks and it has been quite the experience! I was told by a TS employee that I was buying two mallard drakes. After doing some research I have found that one looks to be a Rouen. The other duckling obviously looks very different than the Rouen. Any guesses as to what it might be? It has little yellow spots on it’s feet. It seems to be much more skiddish than the Rouen but loves the attention when we hold it. It loves swimming and dives deep down while the Rouen just likes to float on top of the water. It is also very vocal.
    I didn’t realize how fast ducklings grow! I’m sad that they won’t stay little for long but I’m also excited to see what they look like as adults! Until then I would really appreciate if someone could help us take a guess on what kind of duckling it is :)
     

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  2. CLovesDucks

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    They’re mallards! ❤️

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  3. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
  4. Chelsa'sChicks

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    Very cute!! I plan to get ducks next year.. would love to this year, but I have too much going on and it wouldn't be fair to them :(
     
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  5. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    One looks like a rouen, the other could be a silver appleyard.
     
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  6. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    Nvm the one might be a mallard. I forgot if mallards are the ones with 1 face stripe.
     
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  7. jessicasharples

    jessicasharples In the Brooder

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    So cute!❤️ I wasn’t sure if he was a mallard or Rouen since he has a very small second stripe!
     
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  8. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    I’m wondering if they might both be Golden 300 Hybrid ducks.
     
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  9. jessicasharples

    jessicasharples In the Brooder

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    Mallards are supposed to have one stripe but he has a very small second stripe, that’s why I’m unsure if he is a mallard or a Rouen!
     
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  10. MallardMomx2

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    One most definitely is a mallard or Rouen (it’s hard to tell at this age, but as you’ve learned they grow very fast and you’ll be able to be positive soon.) The other isn’t a mallard nor a Rouen but I’m not positive because I’m not very familiar with many other breeds. Be sure to keep a close eye on them if they are both drakes as they may or may not start to fight. Best of luck with your little cuties, enjoy them while they’re tiny!:love
     

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