Fawn and white runner ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by americana-chick, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well one of my friends said she would give me one of her drakes (or at least she thinks it is a drake) i had no idea what breed this duck was until today. When she brought him over he ended up being a fawn and white runner duck! I was very excited as i have been wanting a fawn and white runner. I am just wondering, is there a difference between fawn and white and fawn and white indian runners? According to http://www.cacklehatchery.com/fawnrunner.html the fawn and white is a lighter color all around unlike the fawn and white indian. is this true? If so my duck apperas to be just a fawn and white. Oh and can a runner duck mate with an Ancona duck? What would there ducklings look like if so? Any information would be great! and i will post pics later. Thanks!
     
  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and can runner ducks come in buff coloring as well?
     
  3. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Runner ducks can come in a lot of colors....especially overseas. Fawn & White Runner is the same thing as a fawn & white indian runner it just depends what you want to say. I believe there is no difference. And yes, runners and anconas will mate.
     
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    fawm and white is the coloring, Indian runner is the breed. Fawn and white can also be called Penciled, or American fawn and white. There is another color that is similar, the body is the same color but the head has black instead of fawn. Those are known as Emery Penciled or UK/british fawn and white... or so i've read...
     
  5. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
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    According to holderreads site....There are fawn and white runners and Penciled Runners, they are seperate breeds.
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
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    Okay I just saw that the U.S. penciled is the same breed as the U.K.'s Fawn & White.
     
  7. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    I clicked on the link for cackle... they just have it set up in a confusing way.... All runners are Indian Runners... We just called em runners for short. Fawn and white can vary from a lighter color to a darker brown... it just depends on the reeding line. Some look like fawn and white but have the Black on the head, but that's considered a different coloring from fawn and white, at least here in the US.

    I think the term penciled refers to the shading on the feathers... fawn and whites can have some penciling on their feathers. My fawn and white runner does.

    I agree with the post above! that makes more sense... lol!
     
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  8. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    To clear things up.... "Indian" is the name of the duck, not the color.
     
  9. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. What is better in a fawn and white drake? darker fawn coloring or lighter? Mine does also appear to have some penciled colorings on his feathers. Will the baby chicks be able to produce more ducks when they are older or not? (sorry dont know much about duck just got some and i am thinking more on the line of mules i guess..?)
    Thanks again!
     
  10. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    You can see a good quality F & W drake about halfway down this page http://holderreadfarm.com/photogallery/runner_ducks_page/runner_ducks.htm and as long as you get a F & W duck with your drake, your offspring will be able to reproduce and be pure. Cross him with a scovy and the offspring will be sterile. And cross him with any other domestic duck, the offspring can reproduce they will just be mutts.
     

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