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Rouen Ducklings.. question on coloring

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by QuailHollow, May 19, 2011.

  1. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a single pair of ducks - Rouens - that I purchased last year. The hen laid about 3 dozen eggs this spring before being moved to the pond. Yesterday we hatch 8 of her babies, and... well... 5 of them are what I expected. Dark colored typical mallard colored ducklings. The other 3 are light in color and almost look like a chipmunk. Wasn't expecting that at all. Is this sexable breed based on color, or, are they a different color altogether?
     
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    They should all be close to color and aren't a color sexing breed.
     
  3. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmm.. apparently some other color was mixed in. There is a visible difference.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2011

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