Rouen ducklings or mallard ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by frugal farmer, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. frugal farmer

    frugal farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Tsc just called and said they got my ducklings in but have no idea if they are mallards or rouens. I don't care either way bc they are going to be pets. I would however like to know what I'm buying. How can I tell the difference between the 2 and how do u sex them. I only want one of each if I can guess correctly lol
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only way to sex babies is by vent sexing so you are just going to get what you get with a straight run. I believe mallards have just one stripe on their face while rouens have 2. Mallards are also way, way smaller.
     
  3. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No real way to tell the sex at that age (besides vent sexing, which you don't want to do unless you know how).

    Mallards will have a single stripe across their eye, Rouens will have two stripes... one across the eye, one under it.

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  4. frugal farmer

    frugal farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    That's is a fantastic picture of the difference thank you very much
     
  5. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome!
     
  6. LotsOLopsChicks

    LotsOLopsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY! Your verified mine as Rouens...Phew!
     
  7. Mykidsloveducks

    Mykidsloveducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help - Does anyone know if my ducks are Mallards or Rouens? Here are pictures of them as duckling and a year later. [​IMG]



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  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They look like Welsh Harlequins to me.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  10. Mykidsloveducks

    Mykidsloveducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have lots to learn. Here is a picture of the parents.

    We have four ducks, 1 drake and 3 hens. We are expecting ducklings soon as all three hens are sitting on nests.

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