flying rouens?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bock, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I have 1 Rouen drake and 3 rouen cross drakes. At night they stay up at the top of the hill with the other ducks and geese, but every morning the three rouens fly from the top of the hill, down into the pond. They can almost fly as well as my two mallards, but they don't come up anymore. Now who says domestics can't fly! [​IMG]
     
  2. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    rouens are most definatly too lage to fly unless they are crossed with mallards as mine is because he can fly well
     
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    When there young they can before they get too fat. I had a black runner that flew when she was young and her baby that was a cross with a rouen/mallard (i think she was breed to a rouen because that was my dominant drake but who knows...) can still fly quite well.
     
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  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    cool
     
  5. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's always easy for them to fly down hill but do they fly up hill?
    Joe
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mine fly from the top of the hill into the pond and land with a very ungraceful 'PLOP'!
    The actual distance is about 10 feet [​IMG]
     
  7. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today, I saw all of the ducks and geese fly down to the pond except for the Swedishes and the white cresteds. It was pretty funny to watch actually. [​IMG] The only ones that fly back up are the mallards though. [​IMG]
     
  8. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    My young Saxony drake managed to fly when he was young. He was perhaps 2 feet off the ground and flew about 10 feet distance. No he is full grown and does not even try anymore.
     
  9. linda_zeagler31002

    linda_zeagler31002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, my overweight per Vet., LOL, neither of them or there husbands could get there ground dragging bellies off the dirt to get in the air.
     

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