Rouen Duck Hatching Eggs
The Rouen Duck
is a larger version of the Mallard
. Rouen Ducks
have almost the exact same familiar plumage patterns as the Wild Mallard
, but their main differences are in their much larger size and weight. Their colorful plumage makes them highly sought after as a breed for pet ducks, show ducks, and also ducks to simply have on one's property. The first resemblance of this large mallard like breed was found in France several hundred years ago. After being exported to England they were eventually known as Rouen Ducks, named after the town of Rouen in Northern France, and it was in the 1850s that they finally made there way to the United States.
They grow slower than the Pekin
, thus you will be able to enjoy the maturation process for a bit longer. Like Pekins
, Rouen ducks are members of the heavy duck class
. Unlike their smaller Mallard
cousins, Rouen ducks
are too large to fly. This makes them a more suitable pet duck
, as you will not have to worry about clipping wings.
These ducks exhibit a quiet and calm temperament, making them an excellent choice for a home flock or as pets ducks
are very sociable and entertaining, and will certainly become excellent friends as you raise them.
Hatching Duck Egg Info
To ensure your own duck eggs hatching
an incubator is required. These are available at a wide range of websites and also at local farm supply stores. To hatch fertile duck eggs, it is of primary importance that you follow the specific instructions that come with the incubator you are using. We can provide basic instruction for hatching duck eggs
, but it is best to use the instructions for hatching ducks
that will come with the incubator you have purchased.
Fertile Duck Eggs
can be safely transported for about 10 days before they will no longer hatchable. We guarantee fertility in at least 80% of the hatching duck eggs that we ship for your order, and we recommend you candle the duck eggs in the first few weeks of incubation to check for fertility. Though we cannot guarantee that any or all of the fertile duck eggs will actually hatch, we will give you a refund for any hatching eggs that appear infertile if it is more than 20% of the total eggs received. It is imperative that you report the infertile hatching eggs within the first few weeks in order for us to process any refund.