Ack! Blue runner duckling with wry tail

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by froggie71, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

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    One of the runner ducklings we "rescued" or "adopted", the only blue one, has wry tail. [​IMG] I could never cull it, but it's not a trait I want passed on in our backyard flock. [​IMG]
     
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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    awww... [​IMG]
     
  3. L0rraine

    L0rraine Songster

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    Help educate me - what's a wry tail?! Would a picture help?

    Thanks
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

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    Wry tail is when the tail isn't straight, but turn off to the side.

    There is a picture towards the bottom of screen. Warning there is a graphic pic on this site of a duck skeleton to show what wry tail looks like as well.
    http://home.earthlink.net/~runnerducks2/id6.html
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I really like that site. Lots of good info.
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

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    What color are your other ducklings? If you've got a black and a silver, you can make a blue. [​IMG] Otherwise, you'll just have to order more ducks so you can have blue in your flock. [​IMG]
     
  7. Duck Keeper

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    Even if you breed black-to-black you can SOMETIMES end up with grey/blue, splashes and whites.

    But this is only if the duck has had some splashes, blues or whites in the background. It probably won't work if the duck's only ever been bred to black birds.
     

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