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This Rouen is confusing me....new at raising ducks & need your opinion please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckee, Aug 11, 2014.

Boy or girl?

Poll closed Aug 31, 2014.
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  1. Duckee

    Duckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This Rouen is confusing me. Bumble is 13 weeks old and showing signs of boy and girl. Bumble has a LOUD voice and the beak is like a female coloring and NO drake feather, no white ring around neck. But now grey feathers are coming in and there is a green shine on the head and a faint olive/purple on the top wing feathers. Bumble is also very tiny. Look at pics and let me know what you think please. If a boy, how long does it take to fully transform?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Right now, I would say that it is a duck, not a drake. However, I am not a duck expert, and could very well be wrong.
     
  3. Duckee

    Duckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it's confirmed....SHE laid her first egg today. She didn't want any part of it, maybe because it is cracked? I was told she wouldn't begin laying until next spring because she would hit maturity too late in the season...she had other plans! LOL She is 24 weeks old. She is a small rouen and she breed with a jumbo pekin...and here is the result. I would consider it a medium to small size for a duck egg. Or an extra large chicken egg size.[​IMG]

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the update!
     
  5. Duckee

    Duckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome. Sorry it took so long to get on here. Thanks for answering my question :D
     

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