Duck Breed Focus - Indian Runner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sumi, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack

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    Not really, it's just the only thing dry [​IMG]. The water was 105 degrees and she went straight under a heat lamp after, but she was only about 3 days old so she had zero oil on her fuzz - ever see a Persian Cat after a bath? [​IMG]Here is a picture (front) from the same day... Her head is normal [​IMG]

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    And here she is now:

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  2. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :O she's BEAUTIFUL! What is that color-pattern called? I bet I have a flappity picture here somewhere... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    So Adorable don't you just love those little nubbins.
     
  4. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 True BYC Addict

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    Hahaha well that makes more sense!! I think I actually may have meant it's so fluffy and now I know why. :p and LOL I gave my cat (not Persian but medium/long hair) a bath one time and she looked like a drowned rat . She wasn't happy. :lau But wow, she turned into an absolutely GORGEOUS bird!!!! :eek: :love :drool
     
  5. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack

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    Thank you. Ummmm... Black...haha. Apparently Blue, Black and Chocolate runners molt whiter each time until they are mostly white. But Noir has taken this as a mission and has many more white feathers than my Blue or Chocolate at the same age :idunno. I was concerned at first until @Amiga clued me in with her beautiful flock. I had seen them before but since mine were solid color then, I thought hers were some special color... :gig

    Check out the thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/971646/noir-is-somewhat-blanc


    Yay! flappy! :love

    And here are my other runners for comparison:

    Dove: Chocolate with a little white now around her shoulders...
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    Mystique: Blue with a little white peppering her tummy...
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    Entie: Faun and White (Mostly unchanged)
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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @Tevyes Dad recognizes special when he sees it . . . I am so very fond of my flock [​IMG]
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    This is Zwei, a chocolate Runner.
     
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  7. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack

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    WOW, in the 3yr old pic in the thread above you mentioned she was now mostly white... You weren't kidding!!! (Mmmmm White Chocolate...) [​IMG]
     
  8. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Interesting how they whiten as they age & molt. My Speckled Sussex chicken girls are doing something similar; one of them has an almost all white face now.
     
  9. LittleLakePhil

    LittleLakePhil True BYC Addict

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    Zwei is such a beautiful duck...I'm hooked.
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    She takes my breath away. And she's huggy.
     
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