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My Mallards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fowl farm, May 25, 2012.

  1. wildpeas

    wildpeas Songster

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    This is one of my female rouens, probably close in age to yours. I am 98% certain she is a she and not a he. Her bill looks more orange in real life but still has a faint greenness to it.
     
  2. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    That Rouen is definitely a female. The duck in question is a boy. See his bill has a greenish tint and no orange and black like the Rouen? I'm positive the bill color is correct it says so in Storey's guide
     
  3. fowl farm

    fowl farm Songster

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    Okay. Just out of curiosity, why does he sound so different from my other ducks? I know, I have a lot of questions[​IMG]. Thanks.
     
  4. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    They reach ducky puberty at different ages so there voices change at different times.
     
  5. duckielover707

    duckielover707 Hatching

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    awww mallards share a special place in my heart! i had a pair, precious the girl who was 9 and angel the boy who got to be 11! they really can live a looong time if you take care of them.

    i was sooo sad to see them go. but their health started to decline and now they're in duckie heaven [​IMG]and i've started the cycle over again...with two male rouens. not by choice, but by random. oh well, i love my boys. they are best friends, duke and prince.

    good luck with your beautiful mallards!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Ally Rose

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    Haha maybe...his bill is really cool though, its like a light blue color or something
     

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