What kind of duck is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Southernchickens, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This duck is a male and he is a little over a year old. I got him from a market and the seller didnt know what the duck was.
    Anyone have any ideas? He may be a mixed breed.
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Hard to tell with that tiny photo, but it looks like a FEMALE Rouen.
     
  3. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No drake feather = female. Looks like a mixed breed....picture is kinda small
     
  4. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He could be in eclipse plumage in the picture - I know half of my drakes are right now! [​IMG] I can't see a drake feather in the picture though.

    I agree though - looks like a Rouen as far as body-shape...but is that a hint of blue I see in the wings and on the rump? I demand a larger picture! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure he is a male. He just molted so he doesnt have a drake feather right now. I have no idea how to make the picture bigger though. I took it with my phone, would that matter on how big it can be?
     
  6. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still looks like a female Rouen....wouldn't "he" have his drake feather after molting?
    Does he/she make a loud QUACK or a softer raspy noise?
     
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  8. Wifezilla

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    They can lose their drake feathers during a molt. A voice check should tell. Does it quack loudly or have a soft, raspy "reep reep....reep reep....reep reep" voice?
     
  9. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it has the soft raspy quack
     
  10. Wifezilla

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    Ok...definitely boy then. I would guess a rouen or buff mix since I also see a bit of the blue tint to some of the feathers. He kind of looks like a duck I used to have. She was a khaki campbell/buff cross.
     

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