What breed are these two?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hegatha, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked these to up yesterday and just curious what they might be? and what age can you sex them?
    Thanks.

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  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my Rouens. I'm curious about when to sex them, too. [​IMG]
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look like rouens. If you bought them at a feed store, it's a likely breed to encounter.

    You can vent sex them at any age. At around 4 to 6 weeks you can sex by voice. The girls will start to quack loudly and the boys will always have a whispery hoarse voice once they lose their peeping. At around 4 to 5 months, you can tentatively sex by tail feather--boys will usually develop a curly tail feather and girls won't, but this is less reliable than the voice (boys can lose the tail feather during molts, girls can go butch and develop one, sometimes it will get plucked out by a competitor, etc.).

    Good luck. They are gorgeous babies. [​IMG]
     
  4. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  5. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look more like Mallards to me. My Mallards looked just like these two at about a week old.

    Mallards Tater and Tot:
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    The second line (the one under the eye) should be solid for Rouens.
     
  6. Mallardman

    Mallardman Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking at their size compaired to the brick in the picture I gonna say rouens since you got them yesterday and asuming they were 2 or 3 days old when you got them I have rouens and mallards and the mallards are quite a bit smaller than the rouens
     
  7. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say mallards because they only have 1 eye stripe, and rouens have 2
     

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