Welsh or Rouen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xke4, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. xke4

    xke4 Songster

    Feb 3, 2007
    This guy came in to the wildlife centre late this summer, a total imprint. [​IMG]
    He was most happy snuggled in a volunteer's arms and would rest his head on their shoulders. We half expected him to purr. As he was clearly not wild, he came to me. "Carolyn's Home for Misfit Ducks". As he got his colour, I thought he may be a Rouen but he has his big boy colours now and has not developed the enormous undercarriage. So now I think he may be a Welsh. Or do Rouen's develop their big chest later on?
    His head is a solid brilliant green. And he does try to fly each time he is let out on the lawn.
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Looks like a rouen. Probably the hatchery variety, they usually do not get as massive as the exhibition birds(the ones with the tummy dragging on the floor).
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    if it can fly it is a mallard but if only for a little its a rouen mine dont have the big stomach and cant fly well

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