What kind of ducks are these?

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  1. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the one is a mallard but im unsure of what the black and the grey ones are?
     
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  3. jenniferlamar70

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    Thanks. I did some research and that's what I thought but I'm new to this so I wanted to double check. :)
     
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  5. AmandaMBG

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    The one you think is a mallard is a Rouen
     
  6. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really? They told me a mallard at tractor supply? Thats kind of frustrating cause I told them we wanted a mallard and they grabbed that one specifically?
     
  7. buff goose guy

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    The best way to tell is through development, seeing as the "mallard" is as big as the other ducklings(and if it is the same age) it is most likely a rouen. This is a prime example of how the eye stripe test is not 100% accurate. There still is a chance that it could be a mallard and is just maturing very quickly, but just watch it and if it is still just as big as the other ducks by 5 weeks it is most likely a rouen.
     
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  8. jenniferlamar70

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    Could it just be bigger because it's a male or would it still be smaller then the other ducks?
     
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    No it doesn't work like that,gender has very little to do with the rate of growth. Sorry, but there is a chance that it could still be a mallard that is just maturing a lot more quickly than usual. As I said before by 5-6weeks if it is still just as big as the others it is probably a Rouen
     
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    OK thanks. We'll we love him/her already so no worries there. Just irritated that tractor supply weren't upfront with us. Thanks again for your help. :)
     

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