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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BackyardAnita, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2012
    I'm planning to get ducks soon and i have a couple questions.

    -What is the difference between a Rouen and a Mallard?
    -Are smaller size ducks less messy?
    -Whats the best breed of duck?
    -Is there a breed thats less messy? (I'm fine with some mess but it would be nice to have less)
    -Does anybody know about the golden 300 hybrid ducks personality?
    -Are Welch Harlequins a good backyard pet? (I'm going to have ducks as a backyard flock)

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2012
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Mallards are migratory, are regulated, and require permits.

    Rouens are domestic ducks who are mallard derived

    All domestic type ducks make a mess, actually ducks just like water and mud

    no one breed is better than another, you have to pick what you like the looks of as well as what you want the ducks for.
  3. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2012
    Port Orchard, Wa
    Rouens are giant sized mallards and they don't fly, if that matters. I don't think there is a better type of duck in general, it all depends on your living situation and your primary reason for getting ducks. If you mainly want eggs then khaki campbells and indian runners are good choices, I don't know anything about the golden 300s other than they were developed for high egg laying. If you need a quieter duck look into muscovies.

    In my small flock, all the ducks are equally messy, it's just a duck thing.
  4. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    WA state

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