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Welsh Harlequin and Rouen UPDATED w/ PICS

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Elfy, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Elfy

    Elfy Out Of The Brooder

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    My drake looks like a Welsh Harlequin but his offspring looks like a Rouen duck.

    Does anyone know the differences between the two?

    I know the Welsh Harlequin are a off shoot of the Rouen but what are the standards.

    A couple of years ago I was this drake and his mate who did look like a Harlequin duck (who was his offspring)
     
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  2. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know exactly the standards, but a Rouen is a lot bigger than a Welsh Harlequin, for starters. Welsh Harlequins were developed from a "sport" in a Khaki Campbell flock, and is a bit bigger than a Campbell, but still much smaller than a Rouen.
    Hth.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Rouen will be significantly larger, as stated.

    Silver Appleyards look like big Harlqeuins, sorta. If the green is solid on the drake with no silver splashing, it's probably a Rouen. If it's silver, may be an appleyard.
     
  4. Elfy

    Elfy Out Of The Brooder

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    His head looks like it's all green except for a few weeks ago now he looks like a old man graying.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some pictures of him!

    The green head with graying reminds me of Greyfields pictures of his ducks he shared recently. I believe they were Silver Appleyards. Perhaps your male is a Silver Appleyard?

    -Kim
     
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  6. Elfy

    Elfy Out Of The Brooder

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    I just took some pictures. Now I have to figure how to post them.
     
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