How quiet is a Rouen duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jm93030, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there guys

    My kids like to have a duckling as pet and Im trying to locate a quite breed
    dont want to bother the neigbors
    there is a guy selling Rouens
    What do you think of this breed?
    thanks
     
  2. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My drake is just grumbly, about as loud as a dog growling. The ladies, however are MOUTHY! They would make good watch-ducks.
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would be the best breed ?

    for less noisy


    thanks
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    LOUD. Rouen females are very mouthy, loud, and annoying. Great layers and huge birds, but very noisy.
     
  5. peepsandquacks

    peepsandquacks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are a week old and dont shut up. THey both 'call' for me when they want something. They even tweet in their sleep. No clue how loud they will be as adults.
     
  6. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everything I have read says the Muscovys are the quietest, but since my son is the duck fancier, and he says that all his ducks have to have green heads, I am kindof stuck with Rouens. (He's 8. Who knows why they think like they do.) I do like them a lot, though, they have very sassy personalities and look like, well, ducks.

    Seriously, though, the male is very quiet. I doubt his grumbling would annoy the neighbors, and he is very fancy looking with his green head and irridescent wing-bling.
     
  7. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 7 week old Rouen i hatched in bator and a pair of Rouen ducks. Its not like they are real, real loud there just ducks. so whats some quacks occasionally? Now if you were trying to hide them from every one, might be a different story. But really they aren't too loud & they love to swim. Great personalities & very tame, friendly ducks! Good luck, ~Julie~
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My Rouen females are not loud compared to my Pekins, those are the real big mouths! The drakes aren't loud at all, the ducks are the ones who quack. But I hardly ever hear mine unless the broody one comes off her nest....she has to let the whole world know she's out there! [​IMG]
     
  9. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Muscovies cannot quack very loudly. they are HUGE birds and very pretty. They 're not noisy regardless of being a male or female. Rouens are like pekins and are very noisy. Every other breed is very noisy as well, except of course the scovies, so I'd say Muscovy ducks are a good breed.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Muscovies cannot quack very loudly. they are HUGE birds and very pretty. They 're not noisy regardless of being a male or female. Rouens are like pekins and are very noisy. Every other breed is very noisy as well, except of course the scovies, so I'd say Muscovy ducks are a good breed.

    My Rouens are no where near as loud as my Pekins. [​IMG]
     

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