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Rouen Duck

Rouen Duck


Other name(s):
 Exhibition Rouen;
Production Rouen; Giant Mallard Duck

Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

Country / Place of origin: France

History: The Rouen Duck was first developed in the 1700's around the town of Rouen, in Normandy, France. The Rouen was derived from the Mallard, and shares the same color of plumage, though it is a much larger and heavier duck. By the early-1800's, the Rouen had become a very popular meat bird in England, and its size had been increased through selective breeding. By 1850, the Rouen had been introduced to North America, and breed was accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874.

There are two types of Rouen Ducks. The exhibition Rouen can reach 12 pounds in weight, and is primarily raised for show. The production Rouen weighs around eight pounds, and is popular, especially in Europe, for its egg and meat production.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
tolerant, good hatchers, smart, meat, friendliest bird, education animal, backyard homestead endeavor
Challenging:
slow growth, egg laying ability
Interesting:
essentially manmade creations, good nesters
Overall review
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4.7 (9)
DanielleParker
There is a small pond (less than an acre) in my famil...
Review by: DanielleParker (8) March 10, 2014 15:47
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4.00
marowincyin
A duck is not an animal you choose because you want a...
Review by: marowincyin (18) January 18, 2014 05:00
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5.00
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amm2002
We've been interested in raising our own alternative ...
Review by: amm2002 (11) July 16, 2013 15:31
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5.00
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Former member
I had never worked with ducks before I got my current...
Review by: Former member updated July 15, 2013 21:28
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4.00
notpit
I have had Rouen Ducks for years, and I have never ha...
Review by: notpit (17) April 17, 2013 11:23
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5.00
1 photo
Habitat (1 video)
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Rouen Ducks Diving
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Care / Feeding (3 videos)
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Rouen Duck Hatching
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Two day old Rouen ducks
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Rouen Ducks Five Weeks Old
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Learn About (2 videos)
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Rouen Ducklings
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Rouen Duck
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