the ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by my muscovy, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. my muscovy

    my muscovy New Egg

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    are these ducks mallards and if they're not what breed are these ducks female has laid about 60-70 green eggs and now is broody they fly a lil bit and the broody duck is very agressive and do you think she will lay more this year or not
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    They look Mallard to me. If I recall correctly, Mallards are seasonal layers.
     
  3. peepingtonsmom

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    They could also be rouens. How big are they
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I thought of that, too, peppingtonsmom, but lean toward Mallard based on the duck's more oval body shape, rather than a more blocky shape. But you are right - if they weigh closer to 6 to 8 pounds, then they'd be Rouens.

    Mallards are closer to, what, maybe 3 pounds?
     
  5. peepingtonsmom

    peepingtonsmom Just Hatched

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    Yea I think mallards are about that.
     
  6. my muscovy

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    the female was 3.3 pounds and drake was about 4 pounds
     
  7. peepingtonsmom

    peepingtonsmom Just Hatched

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    Than yes they are mallards.
     
  8. my muscovy

    my muscovy New Egg

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    but drake tail is brown to black i've studied mallards and all the drakes have white tail
     

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