rouens vs. mallards?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cowman910, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Suffolk County,NY
    i think i got mallards from my feed store because they had a stripe and a dot but after reading some post on here i'm starting to think that they are rouens! if they are rouens, will they still fly? also what are the other differences between them?
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Rouens are flightless 'cousins' to the Mallard. they do not fly.
    easy temperament, not aggressive. we love ours.
  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    I just got some babies from TSC and they said they were mallard not rouens,,I dont know at that age you can tell...I looked up pics of both on the web and they look alike I knoe mallards are smaller in size but I have nothing to compare them too..They are a tiny they are 2 weeks and sit in my palm...Here a pic not to good because of the red lamp..they look way bigger than they are...

  4. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Judging by the pic, you have baby mallards! But, there are always is the chance of them being Rouens, but I would certainly say mallards.
  5. duckman11032

    duckman11032 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2009
    my rouens look just like that when they were young they are 5 weeks now and getting ready to go outside...

    you will know when they grow up

    rouen average 6-10 pounds
    and mallards average 2-4 pounds

    the size is the big difference


    "the duckman"
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The biggest difference between rouens and mallards is their size, but also the rouens will have 2 full stripes by their eyes as babies, and the mallards will have one.

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