rouen or mallard?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenzooo, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    So my neighbor got her first duck and she decided it was too much work and wants to give her to me. I was just wondeeing if its a mallard or rouen. She came from tractor supply and they had no idea of what breeds they had. I dont really want a mallard since they fly... she is pretty small compared to my blue swedish that we got at the same time. Here is a pic of the duck.
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    Thank you any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Kroelies

    Kroelies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute baby. Could she be a Muscovy? Her bill is so pale. Do you have a picture of her whole body, from the side?
     
  3. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have a pic but I can get one!
     
  4. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I belive that is a Mallard. My Mallards looked just like it. When they were 3 to 4 weeks old.
     
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  5. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thamk you someone else said that she looks like a mallard because she only has one eye stripe.
     
  6. peepingtonsmom

    peepingtonsmom Just Hatched

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    This is my rouen when he was about 3 weeks old if it helps!
     
  7. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure if she has one stripe or two because it looks like there's a second one but it's kind of broken looking like yours is! What do you think?
     
  8. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    I texted and asked if she has a oicture of her whole body and she sent this, said she cropped it because of what the guy said about her eye stripes.
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I notice her bill color is different than Peepingtons mom rouen. Does that signify gender? I have seen adult Mallards and Rouens, and the Rouens are bigger like on steroids. But if you have nothing to compare her with, you wouldn't know.
     
  10. peepingtonsmom

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    I want to say it's a rouen. Even though the line is broken it is still there.
     

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