Mallard or Rouen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by binza1979, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. binza1979

    binza1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is my little guy up front a mallard or a rouen? The feed store claimed they were all rouens. They didn't order mallards.

    I really wanted a rouen.
     
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  2. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am stumped! [​IMG]
     
  3. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that is a Rouen. Looks like you have a cayuga, khaki campbell (?), and a rouen.
     
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  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    there is a way to tell by eye stripes, but I can't remember if one line and a half is mallard, or if two full lines are mallards...
     
  5. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it is 2 full lines for a mallard.
     
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    I just read another post, about someone who incubated wild mallards after the mom was killed. They onl have one stripe plus a half of another. this leads me to believe that the OP has indeed a mallard.
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually think you have a hybrid mallard-rouen. The reason why I say that is that I can see very faint vestiges of a 2nd line under the first and a little line near the bill and the other spot where the ear is. A lot of the rouen hybrids at our lake looked like that when they were ducklings. Most of them grew very large like a rouen, but not quite the right body shape.
     
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