I'm looking into finally getting some runner ducks this year, I will prob need to order them online since I've never found any locally. Do any of you have runner ducks from an online hatchery? If so which one? Never ordered from a hatchery before and no clue who has good quality runners. I've read one post about getting runners that don't stand up straight as they should from one specific hatchery, now I'm nervous about ordering! Thanks
I wanted to order some from Holderread, because those are supposed to be the best, but I couldn't house/afford their minimum order, and now I think they're not breeding runners anymore
I got my first group from a backyard breeder I found on CL, and I love them to death, but objectively, they're not the runnerest runners around, being kind of chubby and not-always-particularly-vertical. One of the boys is extra chubby and non-vertical, and I sometimes suspect he's a part-time Cayuga, not a full-time runner.
My younger three were ordered online from McMurray Hatchery, who has a minimum order of 2 and does have the option of sex-specific ordering. They were shipped overnight and I got a phone call from my post office will-call office as soon as they arrived. One was a little tippy at first, but they've all grown up strong and healthy (and they seen to have encouraged my backyard-bred group to stand up a little taller, haha!)
Next time I can convince Husband we need more peepers, I'm DEFINITELY going to be calling on @blueducklings, who has pretty colors AND lives super close to me