Ducks usually lay about 250 eggs per year and often go broody. The bill of the drakes is greenish or yellow with a black tip. The resultant ducks also have white feathers, which are valued in themselves as a commodity. Retrieved March 2011 from http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Ducks/Musc/Mule.html, ‘Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. The drakes are quick to mature and by 9 weeks of age can reach about 3 kg. And the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy lists this breed as ‘Threatened’ on it’s Conservation Priority List. The strain of Pekin ducks we use is the Grimaud Hybrid Pekin, Strain 53. Ostrich The birds are quiet, and much calmer than Pekin ducks. They were called 'Rhone', for an area in southwest France, 'Roan', for a mixture of colors, 'Rohan', for a Catholic Cardinal, and finally 'Rouen', for the town 'Rouen' in the north central France. However, Rouen speculum feathers are brighter in color and larger in size than that of the Mallard. Daten über Ihr Gerät und Ihre Internetverbindung, darunter Ihre IP-Adresse, Such- und Browsingaktivität bei Ihrer Nutzung der Websites und Apps von Verizon Media. Job Circular Disclaimer The female ducks grow as fast as the males, and both have good breast meat. Goat If you cross a Muscovy male with a Pekin female you will hatch moulards (or mule ducks); if you cross a Pekin male with a Muscovy female the progeny are called hinnies. Sheep, Bee The original breed was developed in the Normandy area of France and was given the name Rouen after the city of Rouen. Deer The breed was first raised in France, but it was not until it reached England in the 19th century that it was refined into the breed recognized as the Rouen today.  The final product was a bird with a deep, long keel, boat-shaped profile, enormous appearance, and refined markings, especially the penciling on the female. To increase the success rate, the mating for the mule used to be done by hand, with farmers holding the two ducks together. Muscovy males, like this one, are crossed with Pekin females to produce mule ducks. Review full breed profile of the Silver Appleyard duck in the chart below. The breast, flank, shoulders and sides on a drake are reddish-chestnut with white frosting and lacing. December 1993.  It was used chiefly as a roasting bird; though it produced 35 to 125 eggs a year, there were other breeds which were more reliable egg-layers with higher production.  Rouen females can be much darker brown than Mallard females. The practice of breeding mule ducks has been done in Taiwan for more than 275 years. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. It takes its name from the town of Aylesbury in the valley of the Thame, a tributary of the Thames. Turkey, About Us The plumage coloring of both the Rouen drake and the Rouen duck are nearly identical to that of the Mallard drake and Mallard duck. My phone no is 7896035212, Il`m looking for Silver Appleyard`s, Perth W.A. Occasionally, the female may be a Rouen. Damit Verizon Media und unsere Partner Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten können, wählen Sie bitte 'Ich stimme zu.' Subscribe for updates on new content added. Mule Ducks are bred for several reasons. Subscribe ROY'S FARM newsletter for news, updates and receiving notifications of new posts by email. The Aylesbury (right): This is the British breed of heavy duck also designed, like the Rouen, for the table. It is of 100% Pekin blood. But it … She's about two months younger then the other two ducks in the photo. The Mallard color pattern is referred to as gray.  In 1861, Mrs. Beeton said of it: The Rouen, or Rhone duck, is a large and handsome variety, of French extraction. http://www.roysfarm.com/pig-farming/, Hi can you advice me where I can get silver appleyard duck near Assam, India. But it didn’t become available to the public until 1984. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rouen_duck&oldid=979065449, Articles lacking in-text citations from May 2014, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 September 2020, at 15:37.