Rouen/Pekin cross

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by evansacres, May 24, 2011.

  1. evansacres

    evansacres In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    Hello Everyone,

    New to BYC but I've been checking out the threads for awhile now. I've had ducks for over a year now, they were for my daughters (5 & 7 at the time, I seem to have adopted them as my own though! [​IMG] ). I started out with four Pekins, two male/two female. I traded in my two pekin males for a Rouen male and a female. My ratio is now 3 ducks to 1 drake (everyone is much happier). My rouen duck is now sitting on a nest of several eggs, both her own and those of my pekin ducks. I'm expecting the ducklings to look "rouen" under the circumstances but is it possible to get a few all whites or surprises in the bunch? That is if she decides to stay on the nest (she's just a year old...)

    Any pics would be appreciated [​IMG]
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    I would expect you will get a mixture. Depending on how many eggs each of the females lais- you should get some rouens, some that could be all white or at least partially white in random patches. White bibs especially - and large white neck rings is what I think you may see from the crossbred ducklings.

    Hope they hatch for you- it would be lovely for you and girl young girls to have some babies to adore.

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