As luck would have it, I have ended up with two standard Silver Appleyard drakes and no females. However, one of the drakes and one of my runner hens have fallen in love (they have been inseparable for months and months). I haven't hatched any of the eggs because I wasn't sure if it was a good idea- they have such different body styles- tall and skinny and short and stout, very stout. I wasn't sure how well that would go- I don't mind interesting looking ducks, just don't want to end up with one that has physical problems because if it. Has anyone had any experience with crossing runners with heavy breeds? They have started a nest and were both sitting on the nest today. I thought it was nice to help- my husband thinks we need to breed for the trait of drakes that will sit on the nest so the hens can keep laying, lol. Thanks for any advice you have!