Last spring I raised 7 Pekin meat ducks. While they were a bit of a pain, I decided to do it again this spring. 8 days ago I called my closest feed store and they told me they had Pekins and Rouens available so I made the 45 minute drive to discover they only had Rouens. I was assured by the feed store employee that I'd be very pleased with the Rouens, that they would put meat on as quickly as the Pekins and be ready for butcher in 7 weeks. Also, they told me they wouldn't have any more ducks available for three weeks (longer than I wanted to wait) so I bought 7. I'm now wondering if I've made a big mistake. Do any of you have experience raising Rouens for meat? When should I expect to process and get a 4lb+ carcase? On a side note, yesterday I dropped by and low and behold they had Pekins (grrrrr) I purchased 3, thinking I might be able to sneak them in with my 1 week old Rouens, but the Rouens were more than twice the size of the poor Pekins and wouldn't leave the little guys alone, so I am brooding them separately. Do you think I'll be able to raise them together at any time in the near future?