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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ma2babygurl13, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Songster

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    I had a batch of Blue Runner Ducks and Blue Swedish Ducks, and I am unsure of what breed these ducks came from. I didn't count the eggs and couldn't read the writing on the eggs after they hatched.... So my question is.... Are these ducklings runners or swedes? What color/s will they be when they mature?

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  2. V Comb

    V Comb Songster

    1 and 4 are Swedish, and 2 and 3 are Runners. Not sure about 5. Good luck with them! [​IMG]
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Agree with BantamBoy on the first four duckling pictured... But err on the side or Runner for the last little one.

    Swede no 1...black and white. Swede number two may be blue. As for the others - the 2nd and third Runner look to carry some blue- but the first one is very yellow looking??? IDK??? Any chance they could be Runner/ Swede crosses??
     
  4. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Songster

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    How can you tell the difference between the two breeds?
     
  5. V Comb

    V Comb Songster

    The colour, the darker ones (blue) are the swedish, and the runners body is more upright. [​IMG]
     

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