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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 foragers, excellent eating bird, good allaround duck, duck eggs
Challenging:
slow growth, egg laying ability
Interesting:
slug control, good nesters, 4H bird, green eggs, Great pets
Overall review
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4.1 (22)
CharleneBT
Rico was a duck that was dropped off at the hobby far...
Review by: CharleneBT (12) 8 days ago
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2.50
NSinard
My grandmother got these ducks for my sister as pets ...
Review by: NSinard (0) November 04, 2015 08:30
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3.25
1 photo
Loucisaputo
We got Quackers as a baby from the local feed store. ...
Review by: Loucisaputo (32) May 15, 2015 00:32
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
DavidHighley
We are lucky enough to have a lakeside cabin. To not ...
Review by: DavidHighley (18) May 09, 2015 20:06
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
CowgirlKacy
We have hatched a number of Rouen ducks over the year...
Review by: CowgirlKacy (56) March 31, 2015 15:57
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
Habitat (1 video)
Rouen Ducks Diving
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Care / Feeding (3 videos)
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)
Rouen Ducklings
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Rouen Duck
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