Rouen/Mallard

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Broodica, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Broodica

    Broodica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just out of curiosity since I might have a Rouen drake and 3 Mallard females. What happens if they cross? I understand Rouens are domesticated mallards, so.....Rallard? Mallouen? Same feathering, smaller size? Fertile?

    Thanks!
     
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    I have one mut mix and he is a cross between a female mallard and a rouen drake and looks just like regular drake mallard. But i im pretty sure you can get almost all sizes with them. but they look just like regular mallard/rouen
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, they won't look any different, there will just be a variation in size between the two parents. They should average out roughly halfway between the two, but some will come out smaller like mallards, others larger like Rouens.
     
  4. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    wild mallards of small size, if not consistently, selectively bred for small size will usually increase in size with future generations. thats why there are so many "mallards" out there that look like poor production rouens or mallard rouen crosses because of their size. the babies will look normal just about midsized between the parents.
     
  5. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

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    that is my mallard/rouen cross. his or her name is little foot. he or she is my smallest duckie
     
  6. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    judging by bill color alone, i would definately say female.
     
  7. Broodica

    Broodica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I figured they would be the same, just different sizes. Not sure we want to have ducklings, and were hoping to have 4 females, but we are getting an inkling that our Rouen is a male. Mind you he's only 2 weeks old.....just one of those gut things. My son is convinced!
     

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