Rouen Duck

Rouen ducks are a domestic breed that originated in France during the 19th century. Rouen ducks are extremely similar to Mallard ducks but are much heavy and larger than their wild counterparts.

Fast Facts

  • Rouen ducks are not prolific egg layers.
  • Rouen ducklings can be distinguished from Mallard ducklings by the presence of a second stripe that runs across the duckling's face, under their eyes. Mallard duckling shave only one stripe that goes across their eye.
  • Rouen ducks are a slow growing breed, reaching full size after one year. 

Scientific name

Anas platyrhynchos domesticus
Range  France, England, North America
Conservation status Not Evaluated
Diet Omnivore
Zoo location The Loop
Name Wolfie Goldbird

Get the latest news and updates! Subscribe to Z-Mail

Come visit us!

The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

Get Directions