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What duck am I?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken Fruit, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    I have a duckling, its either roen or a mallard. He/she is almost three weeks old, in two days.

    He's got a white spot on the back of his neck thats just come in with his new featherings. His new feathers are brown and black.

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    I wonder how can i tell what he is- or when can I tell what he is... and when or how can I tell what sex he is too...
     
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  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
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  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    he seems big enough to be a rouen. I had a snowy mallard and she was tiny at 3 weeks old. Much smaller than your duckie.
     
  4. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    he is really big. He literally doubled in size over night last night. Went to bed a tiny duckling and woke up a giant.
     
  5. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like one of my mallards. I have one with a white ring look around it's neck.
     
  6. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a rouen to me. Mallards only have 1 stripe on the face.
     
  7. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    I dont think facial markings count- even on the hatchery sites some lines of both breeds have one and two stripes.

    I wonder how big a mallard is as this age. Cause he seems so freaking big...
     
  8. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    I have pics of my snowy mallard.... The only difference between a reg mallard and a snowy mallard is the coloring. They grow to the same size....




    Here's a full grown snowy mallard- she ia tiny!
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  9. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe its a black Muscovy? I bought some boys last year that looked just like you're, and they were HUGE...as babies and adults. Your's has big sturdy Muscovy legs too.
     
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  10. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mallards seem large to me, I have a adult rouen and they are almost as big as her already.
     

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