Duck Breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MasterOfClucker, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked these guys up at TCS a few days ago they didn't show what they were.Guess?The yellow ones stand very tall like a runner and they have a darkish head.Im pretty sure the black ones are Mallards.


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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I am like you......;)....unsure..
    I do know they are very adorable ...;)


    Congrats...:)
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say your probably right. Runners and Mallards "maybe Rouens"
     
  4. ficklefearher

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    The yellow ones look like peelings the yellow and black might be magpies
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw that Rouens had two full lines across the face mine have one.
     
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  7. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yep, Mallards and Fawn and White Runners!
     
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  8. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of them do appear to have incomplete second eye stripes. You'll know by their size when full grown if they are Mallards or Rouens. Mallards are only about 2.5 pounds. Rouens are generally double that.
     
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  9. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im gonna say rouen. Mallards dont usually have much of anything under the first stripe.
    Rouen ducklings often have a break in the second stripe. The ones i have seen sometimes have a full stripe and sometimes look like yours. They look pretty good sized already as well which makes me think rouen.
    If they are mallards- the hatchery clips on of their back toes i believe so they can be regulated . ( unless that has changed) :)
     
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  10. NathanZee

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