Abacot Ranger ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by littlenell1, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. littlenell1

    littlenell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have just managed to get 3 to hatch and am chuffed to bits. Had 6 eggs, one infertile, and two died along the way...also expecting a few runners...but they are slow!
    All sat on top of the guinea fowl eggs, that came early so am double deckering till I get sorted!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I've never heard of Abacot Ranger ducklings, would love to see some pictures. Congrats...
     
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are supposed to be really similar to the welsh harlequins in color
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:where did they originate from?
     
  5. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The UK and are now in Germany from what i've read. To me they appear to be a larger fatter version of the Welsh Harlequin but i'm pretty sure i have heard something along the lines of there colors being genetically different, but don't quote me on it. i think i've read citychicker talk about them a few times and their genetics, might pm 'em and see what you can't find out.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thanks KK, just had never heard of them and made me curious. Maybe OP will post some pics.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    We rescued a drake that looked quite a bit like an Abacot Ranger, but I didn't have the contacts or resources to be sure. So he now lives in happy obscurity with three blue runner beauties.
     
  8. littlenell1

    littlenell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, this is the first one out...a boy...

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    Just vent sexed the other two, and another boy and just one girl [​IMG]

    4 runner ducks on their way out, and 2 appleyardxrunner too! So exciting.

    Will post pics as they grow if anyone is interested in seeing what they grow into...
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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    Quote:Very sweet pic. and yes I'd love to see them as they grow. love to see baby pics all the way to adult hood. Feeds my obsession [​IMG]
     
  10. littlenell1

    littlenell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 3 together

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