Size difference between ducklings...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sparkles2307, May 13, 2009.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    We have 3 ducklings that all have mallard/rouen coloring. they were freebies from Cackle so we dont know what they are. ANYWAYS, they were all the same size when they came, and now 2 of them are HUGE (at 8 days old) and one is still TEENY. SO, do I have 2 Rouens and a Mallard?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Sounds like it.

    Do you have a pic????

    My rouen is about 9 weeks old now and he is a lot bigger than my 1 1/2 year old runner already. I told hubby he wont be fully grown until next year and he freaked out a bit.

    "How big is that thing gonna get??"

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  3. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I dont have a recent pic. Problem is, I heard that you can tell what the breed is by the facial stripe...but they all have the same stripes! One side is solid and the other side is not...so thats not helping at all!
     
  4. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of my rouen at about 2 weeks next to a pekin. She (I think) is large now, but so is the pekin! They both grew really fast. Now are about 10 weeks.


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  5. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Yep you probably have 2 rouens and a mallard.
     
  6. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I already have an adult Rouen hen, but I dont remember what she looked like, those tiny facila stripes just dont stick in the mind... The smaller duckling also has a lighter, pinkish tan area at the tip of his bill...does that mean anything?
     
  7. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Pictures would really help [​IMG]
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Here is Bungie at a couple of days old...
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    Here he is at a couple of weeks standing next to a 4 week old khaki/runner mix
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    A few weeks later...
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    Most recent pic...
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