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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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4.3 (17)
Maggie Bonham
You're either a duck person or you aren't. When compa...
Review by: Maggie Bonham (7) 30 days ago
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1.50
zackreynolds
Female rouen ducks are plain brown, and although cute...
Review by: zackreynolds (7) December 31, 2014 12:27
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3.25
1 photo
RyansRanch
Bugsy was a beautiful and hilarious creature. She wou...
Review by: RyansRanch (12) October 07, 2014 18:42
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5.00
1 photo
Lwlss91
I have two children heading off to College this year....
Review by: Lwlss91 (1) June 30, 2014 13:16
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5.00
5 photos
AnthonyNaprstek
On the farm, we had a lot of various animals we had t...
Review by: AnthonyNaprstek (4) May 29, 2014 10:44
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2.50
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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