Cayuga or Runner?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover2399, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    I cant fiqure out what my little black duck is at first i thought he was a runner but the he started to get the same shade as a Cayuga. Here is a pic of him [​IMG] Here is a close up[​IMG] (the last pics i have of him cant find the cord to my camrea so i cant get any good pics sorry) Any have an idea if he is a runner or a cayuga?
     
  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Runners come in black, and your duck looks like a black runner. The black ones are beautiful, and sometimes even lay a charcoal grey egg, becoming lighter as the laying season progresses.
     
  3. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    thats what every1 has been telling me but do the black one have a "mellow" green tint to them?
     
  4. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you look at her head The bill and head aren't in a long line. It drops down into the bill so I'm thinking a Cayuga.
     
  5. Crayonsmom

    Crayonsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking Cayuga because of the bill shape and green tint you said it has.
     
  6. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Hmm he walks like a runner though could it be a cayuga x runner?
     
  7. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    I just thought of something what colors are the rare runners?
     
  8. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly a poor quality (but lovely nonetheless [​IMG]) black runner... If he walks and stands quite upright like the others then I'd go with runner. In terms of colours, with that fluff I'd say you're definitely gonna get a dark-coloured duck, probably black. The iridescent green sheen comes later in the adult set of feathers (or at least it did for mine!), so you have a couple of moults to go through before you see that.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  9. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    Cayugas should have black feet and bills and have the green shine to it.
     
  10. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    My black runner has a greenish sheen on his wings. If you think the posture looks like a runner then it probably is.
     

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