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Black khaki cambell ducklings

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I hatched or 13 Lil ducklings from my khakis there about 10 weeks now and 5 of them are black black! Why? Anybody have this problem? I have a Indian runner that I thought was a hen turns out is a drake but these Lil ones don't look Indian at all. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Is the runner black? If so.... 

 

My one month old ducklings were hatched from a dark brown Khaki, and the probable dad was 1/2 Khaki 1/2 Cayuga. So they would be 1/4 Cayuga, if the Khaki drake didn't get her.

 

They are at this point black. I'm waiting to see if they lighten up, but in the past my Khaki babies were a definite brown. 

 

Do you have any other ducks around that neighbors keep? They could be part runner if the runner is dark, or they maybe are just dark and will lighten a bit. 

 

Can you post pictures? 

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