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How do you tell a mallard from a rouen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bantu, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a photo taken during their grass treat and BEFORE their bedding change. ( it was 100% dry less than 10 minutes earlier)The larger one is well on its way to being feathered out, even more so than the pekin. It's behavior is more flighty then I thought a rouen would be. Sweet duck but if it's a mallard I'll have to change its name from Roan.[​IMG]
    Thank you.

    I love my ducks!
     
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  2. chickens really

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    It is to soon to give you an answer.....Some Ducklings are flighty...I call it the Ginger Man syndrome....You cant CATCH me!!!!!

    Anyways, those are sooo CUTE!!!!

    Enjoy those little cuties!!!!


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  3. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the easiest ways to tell is by the size. A Mallard would be half the size of the Pekin, maybe less. So you definitely have Rouen. And don't worry, we totally understand the messiness of a duck. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickens really

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    The Black is a Call Duckling....4 days difference in age.....Same size ......[​IMG]
    Call Duck at the back of the bowl.....not growing as fast as the rest.......3 weeks old



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    My Call Drake stayed small the others grew..........

    Wait....to early to tell.....


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  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of the ducks pictured look like Call ducks. An adult drake is suppose to weight 1.25–1.5 lbs (0.6–0.7 kg).

    An adult Mallard weights 2.25-2.5 lbs. An adult Rouen weights 5-7.25 lbs. A regular Pekin is 7-13.5 lbs. A duckling normally grows proportionate to it's adult weight.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yes,,,,Very aware of that but as an example of growth......Mallards are smaller than standard Pet Ducks.........Smaller breeds grow slower......


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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Just reread your reply....If your stating my Call Drake is not a Call ? I am a bit offended......He is a Silver Mallard Call Drake.......Not all Calls are that small......I have two Show quality Birds coming in January....Very Tiny.......I love Lucky...He is a great little Call...Not Show quality, but yet very sweet to me.....

    I love my Ducks...and every other one....


    Cheers!...
     
  8. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your replies. Roan will stay Roan. I just love my babies especially the Pekin" Aflac". I just love the snuggles.
     
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  9. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My point is that there is no way a Mallard duckling and Pekin duckling of the same age would be that close in size. A Rouen, on the hand, would be close. If you believe smaller breeds grow slower, than the Mallard would be even smaller as it would be proportionally smaller than it's adult size which is already less than half that of a Pekin.

    Easy way to tell is to weight the duckling. If it already weights over 2 lbs , it's not a Mallard.

    No offense intended but yes I was referring to your pictures. Your duck doesn't look like the typical Call to me. The head and body aren't rounded, the bill is longer, and the neck is long. Unless you are actually breeding and selling eggs it's no big deal. If you like him that's all that matters.
     
  10. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    lomine, I recently found this very interesting thing called an ''Australian call duck'''. Its very confusing to us Americans. I went round in circles telling someone they didnt have calls...oops. Maybe thats whats goin' on here.
     

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