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My Indian Runner/Pekin crosses are now almost 8 weeks old. Mom (Runner) is fawn and white - dad is white (of course) - but the ducklings are gray (blue?) and white. I know Pekin crosses can show some unexpected colors...will these guys stay this color?

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Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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My Indian Runner/Pekin crosses are now almost 8 weeks old. Mom (Runner) is fawn and white - dad is white (of course) - but the ducklings are gray (blue?) and white. I know Pekin crosses can show some unexpected colors...will these guys stay this color?

I can't say why they are blue, I'm sure it's some hidden gene in the Pekin. I doubt they will change... They are beautiful! 

             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

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             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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I can't say why they are blue, I'm sure it's some hidden gene in the Pekin. I doubt they will change... They are beautiful! 
Thanks! I figured they'd likely stay blue, given their age...appreciate the confirmation. 🙂

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Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est

 

 

Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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My Indian Runner/Pekin crosses are now almost 8 weeks old. Mom (Runner) is fawn and white - dad is white (of course) - but the ducklings are gray (blue?) and white. I know Pekin crosses can show some unexpected colors...will these guys stay this color?

Gorgeous ducks love their blue feathers. 

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Gorgeous ducks love their blue feathers. 
Thank you! 😁

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Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est

 

 

Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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Thank you! 😁

They are so pretty with their lil blue hats on.  :)

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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LOL!! They do wear hats, don't they? Some have berets, some are wearing bombers.

I've been trying to identify ducks vs drakes and read that for Runners, the girls are the loud ones. There are at least a few loud ones in that group! The Muscovies give them a look like they're thinking "what in the world??" 😄

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Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est

 

 

Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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LOL!! They do wear hats, don't they? Some have berets, some are wearing bombers.

I've been trying to identify ducks vs drakes and read that for Runners, the girls are the loud ones. There are at least a few loud ones in that group! The Muscovies give them a look like they're thinking "what in the world??" 😄

Yep girls Runners etc are very loud I have 7 Runner females and 2 Buff females my Muscovy's pretty much ignore them.  But it's funny how different the Muscovy and other domestics are. My Muscovy's are so laid back especially this time of year barely move unless it's to eat or for treats. The Runners and Buffs are on the go most of the time. And eggs gosh I have never gotten duck eggs in this time of year that's a treat too. 

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #9 of 35
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Yep girls Runners etc are very loud I have 7 Runner females and 2 Buff females my Muscovy's pretty much ignore them.  But it's funny how different the Muscovy and other domestics are. My Muscovy's are so laid back especially this time of year barely move unless it's to eat or for treats. The Runners and Buffs are on the go most of the time. And eggs gosh I have never gotten duck eggs in this time of year that's a treat too. 


Your Runners and Buffs are laying? I'm envious...I know I'll get plenty of eggs come spring, but duck eggs are my hands-down favorite. I keep hoping the Runner mama will start laying again, but I've yet to see anything...even a few duck eggs would be nice...:D 

Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est

 

 

Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est

 

 

Proudly raising: Muscovies; a Runner, a Pekin, and their mixed offspring; various breeds of dual-purpose chickens including American Bresse and French Black Copper Marans; and several rabbit breeds.

 

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Your Runners and Buffs are laying? I'm envious...I know I'll get plenty of eggs come spring, but duck eggs are my hands-down favorite. I keep hoping the Runner mama will start laying again, but I've yet to see anything...even a few duck eggs would be nice...:D 

They actually started laying when they were 4 months old so they have been laying 4 months and haven't gone a day with out at least 5 most days 6 eggs a few times all 7 at once. I keep thinking they will slow down soon. You Runner should start back laying soon if your Pekin is mating with her.  That is usually what starts my girls back after they have hatched ducklings. I am talking Muscovy here since I haven't had any of my youngins hatch anything. Maybe it's not the same for these R/B's this is all new to me. Only ever had scovy's.


Edited by Miss Lydia - 12/16/16 at 9:35am

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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