Is it a Mallard?!?!?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover26, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. ducklover26

    ducklover26 Just Hatched

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    Is it a Mallard duck? A way to figure this out is if the duck has the colors yellow and brown as a baby. It will be all brown with yellow stripes all over it. The female baby mallard ducks tend to be only brown though. When your ducks get older and you are wondering if they are Mallard ducks the males will have the colors black, blue, yellow, and green. The female ducks tend to be brown and white.[​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    True, however, this is also true of rouens which are commonly confused with mallards and are much more commonly available.
     
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  3. Kroelies

    Kroelies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't tell male/female ducklings apart by their colour...
     
  4. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Mallards are indistinguishable in appearance as ducklings.
     
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  5. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uhh very wrong female and males look the same as babies and females have wild pattern it's not white in anyway but different shades of brown and gray
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Totally missed the part about differences as babies, somehow only read brown & yellow as ducklings and different at maturiry
     
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