Rouen or Mallard duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crashley, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. crashley

    crashley Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] hello fellow duck lovers! This is my first time owning ducks besides when I was a little girl. So needless to say, I have a lot of questions! I got these two ducklings one week ago from a local feed store. I was told they were both 2 days old. They were very close to the same size when I got them. Now the little yellow Pekin is huge compared to my other little guy (who my 5 year old son named Mr. Quackers Feather Bottom). I'm wondering if Mr, Q may be a Mallard? Can anyone enlighten me? Thank you!
     
  2. nmeyer3

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    Looks like it has two dark lines going across his face, which means he is a rouen. Mallards only have one line.
    Rouens take like a year and a half to get full size so your pekin will probably grow faster than him/ Her.
     
  3. crashley

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    Ok. I guess that's what confused me. I saw the stripe across his eye and the two dots below and I wasn't sure if that was a second stripe. Thanks for the info!
     
  4. nmeyer3

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    My rouen at around 2 weeks with my runner who was about three weeks old.
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    This was a week earlier.
     
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  5. crashley

    crashley Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] here is a bit closer look :)
     
  6. crashley

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    Wow that's a lot of growth in one week!! How cute!!
     

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