Rouen Ducks are considered domesticated, heritage, heavy weight ducks. Rouen Ducks make for a great utility breed since they can provide both meat and eggs. They are excellent layers of large to extra large white to bluish-green tinted eggs. They are similar to the Mallard Duck, but are a bit heavier and meatier. When hatched, ducklings are black with yellow stripes on their heads, white on their breasts, and black on their beaks and feet. Mature females are a mahogany brown with penciling of greenish-black or brown. Mature males have lustrous green heads and necks, purplish-brown chests and steel gray penciling on their upper bodies. Rouen ducks are one of the most popular duck breeds for exhibition. Rouen Ducks mature early and are known to weigh around 8 – 10 lbs. They are friendly, cold hardy, active foragers and make great ducks for insect control.
Weight: Female- 8 lbs. Male- 10 lbs.
- Weights: Hen: 8 lbs Drake: 10 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying and Meat; Exhibition
- Color of Eggs: Blue Green to near White
- Egg Production: Excellent * 140 -210 eggs/year
- Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Broody: Setters
- County of Origin: France
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Abundant, Considered a Sustainable Heritage Duck Breed
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