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what kind of ducks are these? I NEED TO KNOW!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im so worried that my "Rouen" hen is actually a mallard and that im gonna need to get rid of her. So PLEASE is she a mallard, or a rouen?

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    And what about my drake? I wouldnt mind if hes a mallard, I dont like him anyway, but I need to make sure.

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  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rouens. They're too heavy bodied to be mallards. Doesn't mean they can't fly if they are determined to do so. Most likely they can't.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Why do you think they are mallards? If they were bought fom a hatchery they wouldn't have mixed up the breed on you.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They werent bought at a hatchery. These are from a local feed store. And they had a duckling assortment, so I wasnt sure what they were. Now the other mallard looking ducks I have are rouens for sure. BTW I ordered two sexed female rouens from metzer, and endered up with a pair.. Huff.....
     
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They r pretty if that helps. Lol but yes I would say they r rouens.
     
  6. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thats good. I cant have mallards here because if I do they will fly away with all the rest of the mallards that fly over my place. I had a half rouen half mallard that was crested and he could kinda fly with clipped wings.
     
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could make a run to prevent them from flying away? but these wont they are too big...tractor supply quality rouens
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, they cant fly, at all. Im glad they cant.
     
  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Purebred Mallards are very small. They are in the Bantam class of ducks. Males 40 ounces, females 36 ounces.

    Rouens are in the heavy class. Males 10 pounds, females 9 pounds. Also Rouens are shaped like a big feathered box with feet at the bottom and very little leg showing.

    I don't know what that is that the hatcheries are selling as Rouens, but they aren't Rouens. Some sort of large gray colored mutt, I think.

    Anyway, unless your ducks are tiny, they aren't mallards.
     

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