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I have no idea what breed this is... can you help me???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mahsmaj, May 4, 2009.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are 2 pictures of the same duckling I was given:

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    What do you think this duckling could be??? How old do you think it could be???
     
  2. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    close to 6-8 weeks old...probably a rouen or mallard. Depends on the size...same size as most ducks or larger, rouen. Smaller, as in tiny, mallard.

    Very cute! I have some 6 week old cayugas that are in this funny-featehr head-too-big stage right now [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, Mallard or Rouen.
     
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree a rouen or a mallard
     
  5. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If this helps any the person who gave them to me also gave me a pekin duckling the same age... The pekin is quite a bit bigger than the brown duckling
     
  6. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is mallard...but 6 or 8 weeks...My babys mallards are only 3 weeks right now but look alot like that but still have their yellow...
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    If the peking the same age is a lot bigger, that is a mallard.

    If it was close to the same size, it would be a rouen.

    Congrats on your new baby [​IMG]
     
  8. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    Its a rouen. Look at it compared to those other ducks(lings). Our mallard compared to the peking we have thats 3 weeks younger is teeny tiny!
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Well, they eye stripes look a little rouen-ish.

    You will know in another week for sure what you have...LOL

    If it is a rouen, it will look like this handsome fellow on the left at about 8 weeks [​IMG]
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  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say the baby in the first pic is about 3-4 weeks old. It looks like it still has down on its head. If it were 6-8 weeks old it would be totally feathered.
    And I agree with Amosunknown, judging by the pekin baby behind it, I would say it is a rouen. Mallards are very small, almost as small as a call duck. That one would be towered-over by that pekin if it were a mallard!

    I say it is a rouen, about 3-4 weeks old.
     

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