Anas Platyrhynchos Domesticus
The appearance of the Rouen duck is remarkable, as it not only has a special constitution, but also a beautiful plumage color. It immediately attracts attention, and some bird breeders keep it as an exotic bird. The duck’s body is horizontally sloping, muscular, with a broad, deep chest, oval back. The head is small, light, the neck is curved, the legs are short, the beak is thick, short, yellow with a greenish tinge, with a black spot at the end.
This duck was born from the crossing of two very well-known species such as the French duck and the wild duck. Thus it is not a species usually seen in the wild. It is more commonly known as a farmyard animal.
In this species, it is not very common for the male to dedicate himself to the hatching of the eggs or the raising of the offspring. The females can lay large numbers of eggs, sometimes up to 24, which are placed in nests hidden in the bushes or in places where the mother thinks they are safe, preferably near places with water such as lakes or ponds.
50- 60 cm
3 – 4 Kg