Duck breed question.... Cayuga or Rouen???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by luvmychix, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. luvmychix

    luvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    OK, sorry for all the questions tonight but, i bought some pure cayuga and some pure rouen duck eggs at the same time from the same person and they were not marked as to what was what ... all the eggs looked alike and i have no clue... do cayuga's have a yellow belly or the rouens or both??? here are a few pix to help. Thanx again, in advance.

  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I would go towards cayuga though they dont look like the cayuga ducklings i had . They look more like khaki cambells

    Roens would look like mallard ducklings
  3. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    They are brown not black.
  4. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Not sure I thought cayuga were almost solid black, with maybe a little lighter color on their chests. Doesn't look like rouen really either. Maybe send the pic to the person you bought the eggs from and ask them what the breed of the chicks is? Good luck, very cute ducklings
  5. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Rouens will be colored like a Mallard. As ducklings and all the way up to an adult.
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    They look like call ducklings. They look just like the ducklings I hatched last year from a white call hen and a gray call drake.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  7. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I agree with Sundown. They don't look like Khakis or Cayugas or Rouens.
  8. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Could they be a rouen/Cayuga mix or would they look like 1 parent or another not a mix?
  9. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    I think the key here is the black feet.

    What the key is to, however, I'm not sure.
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    Black legs & bill=Cayuga. As others have said would be coloured like baby Mallards.

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