mallards rouens pekins continued

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by michael0641, May 7, 2009.

  1. michael0641

    michael0641 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Sylacauga Alabama
    Im using my phone and it wont let me post a reply on my original post. Anyways what breed is better as pets.
  2. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    Pekins are loud, can have leg problems.
    Mallards can fly.
    Rouens are big, can have leg problems.

    Any ducks can be pets if you raise them alongside humans, and give them plenty of interaction daily. [​IMG]
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I have pekins and rouens, and neither of them are good 'pets'. I suppose if you messed with them a lot (which I don't), they would probably be more friendly.

    I wouldn't keep mallards unless they were pinioned. You will most likely lose them when the wild ones leave for the winter.

    ETA: And I agree with the above poster, pekins are very loud! But I have a rouen duck youngster (would that be a duck-ette? [​IMG]) that has a good mouth on her as well. Still not as loud as the pekin ducks are though!
    Last edited: May 7, 2009

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