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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MagsC, Jan 15, 2010.
Yay!!!!! I am getting six crested indian runner eggs!!!! I sure hope they hatch...
Exciting! Where did you get them from?
Im jealous. They are so rare out here in Australia. I am driving 3 hours tomorrow to go see some adult ducks at an Auction- I say "see " as I want to buy one- but know I wont be able to afford to buy it.
I hope you do well with the eggs. They can have high mortality depending on genetics, but good luck,-and PLEASE can you post some picis of the babies you hatch?????
ETA " adult ducks ". I wouldnt drive that far just to see an egg lol.
I am getting them from a person on eggbid though I have also seen them advertised on e-bay.
Last year when I hatched a lot if Indian Runners out for my aunt, there was one crested in the bunch. Beautiful!!
I got crested runner eggs a few months ago and I will never do crested ducks again. I had babies hatch that were crippled, slow, and one who had his brain exposed.
Never again... That was too much for me.
eggy, was it just because they were crested or incubation problems?? thats sad
I've hatched crested mixed ducklings before. the drake was a crested runner (blue laced with choco) but non-showing, That might be why i had good luck.
I person ally REALLY LOVE the crested F&W runners...but not with the show stance, just the reject ones, lol.
It's because of the crested. When I contacted the person I got the eggs from she said that she just normally lets whoever breed with whoever, so crested ducks would breed with crested drakes and then there were problems. She had told me that "normally" the bad eggs just didn't hatch, but I just got unlucky and had ducklings that needed to be culled.
I had a dozen crested duck eggs last year- and ended up with no live hatched. Same thing with that breeder- she didnt seperate pairs for breeding.
And as for the auction today- I didnt get there and the duck sold for half what I was wiling to pay. I wonder how long I will keep keeping kicking myself for. With any luck I might find out who bought it, and maybe get some offspring. They are gorgeous ducks.
The only experience I have had with hatching crested ducks is the crested indian runner and crested blue swedish I incubated last year.
But I am sure going to try.
The eggs will be here tomorrow!