What breed of duckling is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken Fruit, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
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    Maybe a mallard or a runner?
     
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Definitely not a runner... Mallard?
     
  3. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mallard ?, is my guess also, gosh its cute where did ya get it?
     
  4. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Privett, my husband wanted a pet duck and I asked them to just toss a random duckling into the box with the chick shipment.
     
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    It's a Mallard or a Rouen.
     
  6. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say its a Rouen.
     
  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Rouen or Muscovy I would think?! (I think that yellow stripe on the wing is more common of Muscovies)

    Who'd you order it from?
     
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  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Mallard!

    Mallards and Rouens look very similar, but there is a difference in the eye stripes. Rouen, 2 stripes. Mallard - 1 stripe and a smudge or dot. I just learned this the other day from another BYC member.

    This little guy is a Rouen
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  9. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Quote:Oh thats good to know! I think it must be a mallard. Doesnt matter either way- it'll be fun.

    I wonder if theres a way to tell the gender by markings....
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I don't know about it, this is my Rouen
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    Same eye pattern as yours.
     

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