Is my duck a Mallard or a Rouen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by northernlivie, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. northernlivie

    northernlivie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I am new to having ducks, just wondering if Delilah is a Mallard or a Rouen because I cannot tell after reading through the forum.......I thought she was a mallard because the fellow I got her from said she was. Pictures below! Thanks!

    D taking a jacuzzi

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    D is the one behind, when I put her on the pond in June this year

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    Three weeks ago when we still had open water
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  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We need Desert Darlene or Clint... But I *think* a Mallard has 1 eye stripe, a Rouen has 2.
     
  3. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Size is the main difference, in my opinion. A full grown Mallard will be between 2.5-3.5 lbs; a Rouen would be more like 8-10 lbs. To put it in perspective, the bodies of my Mallards (not including heads) are mostly not much bigger than a football. Out of curiosity a while back, I brought two of my boys in and weighed them - you weigh yourself holding the duck and then not holding the duck and subtract - so if you want to try that you could see how much yours weighs and classify from there.
     
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  4. RouenDuck

    RouenDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a Rouen to me but I'm no expert.
     
  5. northernlivie

    northernlivie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all, she is definitely not that huge (8-10 pounds) I will do a weigh in tonight.
     

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