Blue Swedish or Blue Runner?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by the.whole.crew, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. the.whole.crew

    the.whole.crew Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a duckling who from what i can tell is a drake (voice not fully developed yet). He seems to stand up straighter than my rouen, which when he was younger led me to believe he was a runner. Now that his feathers are coming in, he looks more like a swedish that just stands up pretty straight. Can someone help me be sure?

    Photo attached.

    By the way, this is my first day here, if anyone could guide me around and introduce me to some nice people.
     

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  2. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello welcome to back yard chickens :)

    from what i can tell he looks just like my two Swedish ducks (both are hens from my guess on voice)

    so if i had to take an educated guess he would be a blue Swedish duck he is very nice looking (i just like Swedish ducks)
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Blue Swedish to me.Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Your duck looks like a Blue Swedish! If you want to find some nice people just look for people that have orange logo that says BYC friend under there username! You could also go to forums like The Duck thread or the Swedish thread to find some more people with ducks!
     
  5. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree on breed.
    Nice folks are everywhere on BYC.
    :welcome
    Make yourself at home and definitely check out the duck threads.
     
  6. the.whole.crew

    the.whole.crew Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so much! I chose a random pic that you could see him in, though I have better ones. I don't think I have pictures of only him, since he and Rogue are inseparable, quite literally. They're always touching!
     
  7. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I had black Swedish years ago. I found them endearing and rather mellow.

    I think it is sweet that they are best buddies.
     
  8. the.whole.crew

    the.whole.crew Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_7977.JPG IMG_7975.JPG Oh they're both the sweetest.
     
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  9. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Hi! Welcome to BYC...I say blue Swede as well... Here's a pic of my blue runner for comparison IMG_20170526_153725985_HDR.jpg no white chest and much more upright stance and a slender duck in general compared to non runners
     
  10. the.whole.crew

    the.whole.crew Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooh thank you! Be looked closer to that when he was younger, as he stood up straighter then. I guess he's a Swedish then! More like "sweet"ish
     

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