Need help identifying my new rescue ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dunhamacres, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. dunhamacres

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    I have recently taken in three ducks. One looks like a male mallard, but the other is brown with a green head, so I don't know if the other is actually a mallard or not. Then the third one I have no clue. Maybe a mix of some kind? Help!

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mallard drake "top", Khaki Campbell drake "center", Fawn & White Runner "bottom" not sure on its sex...looks like it may have a drake feather coming in though.
     
  3. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the Mallard is a Rouen.[​IMG]
     
  4. dunhamacres

    dunhamacres New Egg

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    What's the difference between a Mallard and a Rouen then? Is it just a domesticated version of a Mallard? Or a completely different breed?
     
  5. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The large size! Mallards are smaller than Khaki Campbells. Yes Rouens are their own breed, but all ducks except Muscovys come from Mallards.

    Here is a picture of a Rouen and a Mallard. Not my picture.
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    Rouen on the left and Mallard on the right.
     
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  6. dunhamacres

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    Thank you for the info! You have been a great help! I've never had ducks before, so taking on these rescues is a new experience for me! Right now I have them eating meat bird crumbles and scratch grains, same of which I feed my turkeys, with some veggies mixed in during the day until they are here long enough to be able to free range. Is there anything else I need to include normally in their diet that would be beneficial?
     
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  7. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome! I think what you are doing is fine, maybe try Purina Flock Raiser for their food.
     

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