Embark on a delightful journey with Valley Hatchery’s Rouen Ducklings, the epitome of French charm and multifaceted utility! These ducks are a spectacular blend of beauty and practicality, ideal for ornamental purposes, exhibitions, or as a robust general-purpose breed.
Originating from the scenic Normandy region of France and named after the city of Rouen, these heavyweight ducks boast an impressive appearance, closely mirroring the wild Mallards in coloration but with a unique twist. Despite their stunning looks, they’re not just about aesthetics; Rouen Ducks excel in meat production. Their rich, flavorful meat caters to specialized markets, offering a culinary delight.
While they might not break records in egg production, Rouen Ducks contribute a fair share of large to extra-large eggs, colored in beautiful shades of blue/green to tinted. Their temperament is as appealing as their looks – docile and friendly, making them perfect companions for both backyard farms and family settings.
With drakes weighing around 7lbs and hens at about 5lbs, these ducks are robust and hardy. Recognized by the American Poultry Association, they stand out as a top choice for exhibition and show purposes. Their broody nature further endears them, as they make excellent and attentive mothers.
Rouen Ducks hold a special place in the hearts of duck enthusiasts in North America, being one of the most popular breeds. However, it’s essential to distinguish them from their wild Mallard cousins, as Rouens are significantly larger and less adept at flying due to their size.
At Valley Hatchery, we offer the non-show type Rouen ducks, known for their excellent foraging skills and ability to produce a significant number of fertile eggs. Unlike the show type Rouens, which were developed in England with a larger size and deep keel, our Rouens are more active and fertile, making them a practical choice for those looking for a duck that combines aesthetic beauty with productive capability.
Whether for their exquisite appearance, rich meat, or gentle nature, the Rouen Ducklings from Valley Hatchery are an unparalleled addition to any homestead. Bring home these majestic birds and let them grace your farm with their French elegance and versatile utility!
Learn more about this breed, watch this video by ‘Livestock Breeds’: