• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Rob Lineberger
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • Jordan Holland

Duck Identification

Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

I moved recently and there were 2 ducks on the property that the original owner had 10 of, but there were only 2 left. A male/female pair that went everywhere together.
Unfortunately the female recently died, so I'm looking for some new friends for the guy in the attached pictures.
The neighbors say they're mallard that have had their wings clipped so they'd stay on the property, but this guy is an awfully large mallard
Easily 2x the size of my chickens. I'm thinking he might be a hybrid of some sort?
Anyway, I want to see if I can get him ID'd to get him some new friends close to his size etc.

[Thumbnail for 20200616_134031.jpg]
[Thumbnail for 20200616_134018.jpg]
Posts: 390
Location: West Midlands UK (zone 8b) Rainfall 26"
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Probably Rouen, though it's interesting he hasn't got a collar.  He's probably not pure bred.  Some Aylesbury ladies would be nice for him.
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey Hester!

That was my thought as well, but like you said, no collar and the dark brown on his chest is very minimal.
I can find Rouens easy enough. So I think that's my best bet at this point.

I couldn't find any pictures like his. So I was hoping some one here could help.
The Rouens at the hatchery are 5-7 lbs rather than the 9-10. So I think they should fit in well with him.
10 Podcast Review of the book Just Enough by Azby Brown
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic