Rouen questions

ducklover87

Songster
7 Years
Aug 7, 2012
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Id like to say I'm a little surprised their is no Rouen thread like most every other breed. But anyway I have a few questions I got my ducks sexed 1 male 2 females they all look the same and are almost 7 weeks old. I'd have pictures but with 15 ducklings running around its hard to get pics of certain ones. Anyway someone today told me it looks like I had all hens which is weird because they aren't old enough to have molted. Also all my rouens have a greenish color on the top of heir heads which I've read that that means its a male :/. I'm I right in saying its till too early to know? And from their voices I know for sure I have at least one hen maybe two but not sure(again the 15 duckling thing makes it hard lol). Any help would be great :)
 

Going Quackers

Crowing
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May 24, 2011
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Your certainly welcome to start one!

Sorry i don't know much about that breed, usually isn't it voice and/or feathering, like a drake feather?
 
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ducklover87

Songster
7 Years
Aug 7, 2012
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I'm not sure I'd be a good choice as this is my first time with the breed lol that's what I thought too was voice and the drake feather.
 

Going Quackers

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Everyone was once a 'first time with that breed' Having a thread would be a base so others can share, we all have worthwhile things to contribute, regardless i am always learning no matter how many i have or for how long.
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ducklover87

Songster
7 Years
Aug 7, 2012
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I agree and it would help with others who have questions specific to the breed. I agree with you 100% there. I'm learning more and more every day.
 

farmer boy

Songster
7 Years
Jul 5, 2012
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ya its with the feathering and the voice i have a rouen cross only one but he is pretty
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not a very good one but its from the back of him
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this is him with his new mate tilly she is a saxony .. he is a little down that day his first mate was just killed by a fox ... he is a little older now
 

Going Quackers

Crowing
9 Years
May 24, 2011
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966
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On, Canada
ya its with the feathering and the voice i have a rouen cross only one but he is pretty
200x200px-ZC-fe28d4ab_100_4978.jpeg
not a very good one but its from the back of him
200x200px-ZC-183aada4_100_4980.jpeg
200x200px-ZC-1ceeef73_100_4981.jpeg
this is him with his new mate tilly she is a saxony .. he is a little down that day his first mate was just killed by a fox ... he is a little older now

Aren't they cute!
 

steelchair

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 2, 2012
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Bad Axe
When my rouens were that age they all had a green tint on there heads and i ended up with one drake and two hens. I wpuld go on the voice and drake feather.
 

ducklover87

Songster
7 Years
Aug 7, 2012
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141
Cute duckies! I love the saxonys colors. Thanks steelchair that's what I'm going by. I'm glad they are normal with the green tint on their heads.
 

3acres

Songster
7 Years
Jan 19, 2013
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Missouri
I was/am surprised too that there isn't a Rouen thread going. I have 5 Pekins and sure enjoy the Pekin club thread. I have 11 2 1/2 week old Rouens. I'm really wondering what I will end up with as far as males and females. I spent a lot of time with them and there is big differences in them and I am trying to keep track of who becomes what. They are a lot of fun!
 

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