Can My Call Ducks live with Indian Runners?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Poultrylord, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I would like to ask a question. if I were to get indian runners, could they live with call ducks? I know Runners aren't significantly bigger than calls so would my call ducks tolerate runner ducks?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    My two Calls live with three standard sized Ducks...They get along great...

    Cheers!
     
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  3. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those larger ducks runners, like what kind of ducks do you have?
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I have a Buff hen, a Saxony hen and a Welsh drake...They live happily with my Calls....[​IMG]
     
  5. PINOAK RIDGE

    PINOAK RIDGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a pretty big aviary? How many Indian Runners--male and female? Do you have a pond, swimming pool or?? Do your call ducks look like your avatar or do they resemble the size and shape of a small mallard? BTW, love the little female in your avatar. What bloodline is she from?
     
  6. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a pastel call duck female.
     
  7. PINOAK RIDGE

    PINOAK RIDGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I know she is a pastel. She is lovely. I was wondering from which breeder bloodline is she from? Is she from your breeding or did you purchase her? I really like the way she is built. Thank you and welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
     
  8. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got her online.
     
  9. PINOAK RIDGE

    PINOAK RIDGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, if your call ducks look like your avatar, I wouldn't have them together. Good call ducks have tiny little legs and I would be afraid the bigger ducks would step on them or jostle them and could injure them. When breeding season starts and the hormones are in full swing, males tend to have a one track mind and your female calls could be in serious danger of larger ducks trying to breed them. You will have to do what you feel is in the best interest for your ducks.

    I knew I loved that little pastel girl. That's Christine, 2014 national winner.

    Hope this helps. Good luck and enjoy your ducks.
     
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