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Okay Male or Female Rouen Duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Happyflower, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Happyflower

    Happyflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took some new pictures today, what do you think? The info is on the previous post last night. My photos are on my blog http://psychoflowers.blogspot.com/

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    being totally sweet and adorable, we are wondering if "Daisy" should be name "Duke" instead....

    Daisy still doesn't quack, only a wispy raspy cheep.
     
  2. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks male to me!!
     
  3. ducklover15

    ducklover15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep it's a drake.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You see that black outline around his bill? That is going to spread, turn black and then turn green.

    Boy [​IMG]
     
  5. Happyflower

    Happyflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them at a farm supply store and they said they were all females! Now that I have a pair, where do I go from there? lol I don't want babies, I shouldn't even have these 2 in the city. lol Oh, my, Oh, My!
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    They will only have babies if you don't collect the eggs and let the female set.

    I live in a suburban neighborhood and I have 6 ducks [​IMG]

    They are beautiful ducks! Keep em and just remember to collect the eggs every day when the hen is laying.
     
  7. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live smack in the middle of the city....I have 10 ducks...It is allowed here...I collect the eggs every morning..7 female 3 male....
     
  8. Happyflower

    Happyflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking forward to that! So I guess we will be fighting over the one egg a day! [​IMG] Does the ring around the neck have any significance?
     
  9. Happyflower

    Happyflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I am laughing about this, but I included another photo of our other duck. Now "she" does quack.... Is she a she? [​IMG]
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I would say too early to tell unless you hear a definite difference in quacking.

    Though I tend to agree that you might have a drake there.

    How old are they?
     

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