Rouen ducks are the basic coloration of the Mallards only larger and do not fly more than 100 feet. They are a French breed that is used both for eggs and meat and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.
A great waterfowl breed for a ranch pond, they make good backyard ducks and are useful for insect control. The Rouen duck is calm, sociable and very entertaining as pets. The Rouen duck is a slower grower than the Pekin. They also make good show ducks.