To pad out a shipment of ducklings, we ordered some mixed ducklings. Looks like we got a blue swedish, a white crested, a khaki campbell, a pekin, and what I initially thought was a rouen. But, that duckling was really small and didn't look exactly like a rouen ducking, so I did a little investigating and found a missing back toe, which is how Metzer IDs mallards. I never really considered the possibility of getting a flying duck. So, what is the normal practice? Clip wings? Let nature take its course? Can a domesticated mallard compete in the wild if it decides to fly away? We have ducks for meat, eggs, and pets (not the same ducks in most cases), but I'm not sure where this one fits in.