Yellow Rouen duckling?

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  1. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

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    i had three Rouen ducks (2 females and one male) up until about a month ago, when unfortunately one of the girls was killed by a bobcat The day she was killed, I took 4 of their eggs and placed them under a broody chicken just to see what would happen, I thought at least there might be a chance that one of the killed ducks eggs might hatch. These are the only ducks I have.

    Much to my surprise, yesterday I found three newly hatched ducklings happily being cared for by momma hen. So far she doesn't seem to be aware or concerned that her chicks look a little "different" lol

    The odd thing is, 2 of the ducklings are the typical brown coloring with dark bills typical of Rouen ducklings. One of them, however, is solid yellow with a yellow bill. Is it possible to have a yellow colored Rouen duckling?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Post some pictures.....Please....
     
  3. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

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    Not the best picture in the world, I'll try to get better pics tonight.
     

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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    What colour are its eyes?
    Are you sure all your Ducks are Rouen ?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Looks like it's adoptive mom :lau sorry couldn't resist.

    Gosh are they cute.
     
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  6. chickenE

    chickenE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute - happy for you the eggs hatched!!
     
  7. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

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    The adult ducks were given to me by a coworker and I was told they were Rouen; they sure do look like Rouens to me. Here is a pic of the trio before the one girl was killed.

    The yellow ducklings eyes are black. I managed to get better pics today.
     

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  8. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your rouens were probably not 100% pure, and carried a recessive "white" gene. Good chance they have some pekin in their background.
     

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