Finally got a better camera!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rainplace, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    My new black east indies - Harold and Maude
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    One of the original four - Choopiter
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    Another of the original four - Crackers
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    Molly an original four and the newest black runner drake
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    Harold and Maude with two silkies, Sissy on the right and Mario on the left
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    Mr. Muscovy, Harold, a black silky, and some others.
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  2. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice ducks. The Indies are spectacular!
     
  3. Ya, those Indies are fabulous!! And there names are perfect!!
    I'm looking forward to more pic - how bout of your Silkies!!
    What breed is Choopiter? Would you say she's blue or grey?
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Choopiter is a hatchery blue runner. She's a goofball and we love her very much!
    Harold and Maude are show quality, and hopefully I can start showing them soon. I don't know how long Maude will go without getting white, but right now neither have a speck of white.
    The newest black runner drake is also show quality. We need to bring him inside and get him and his girlfriend comfortable in a cage. They are both flighty. I'll try to get a picture of her up pretty soon... she's magnificent.
    Crackers was my lame duck this summer. She's good as new.
    Her sister Molly is my favorite! She's inquisitive, bold, and not afraid of much.
    I'm still getting use to Mr. Muscovy. I still think he's ugly as sin, but I love the way he follows me around wagging his tail. He's fearless. I've been worried because my SQ runner duck has been following Mr. Muscovy around chatting him up [​IMG] I'm afraid if he does go for her that he could hurt her with those claws of his. So far he only seems interested in Ms. Muscovy and my goose, Ranaya.
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    oh, the last picture... the small black one on the right is one of my black silkies drakes. I'll get more pictures of them tomorrow if it's not pouring down.
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Wow i'm jealous....you should get a good pic of your runner!
     
  7. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! and you didn't have to wait for Christmas!

    Okay, I'm seeing the 'unattractive' in your muscovy drake with this set of pics [​IMG] (But sooo glad he hasn't been turned into soup yet.)

    So this is maybe a new line of conversation - but your 'blacks' are all SO green (didn't realize the Runner blacks were quite SO green as the BEIs) - and my 'Blue' Runner drake is, really, virtually black (with no green). [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It will be so interesting to see what Spring brings.
     
  8. Oh I missed the black drake when I looked at the phote before, really greeen!!! You have about every kind of those florescent green black breeds except for Cayugas, that's probably next huh?
    Gee, I hope Mr. Muscovy decides to be monogamous. I'm trying to figure out how to keep a breeding pair or trio separate and still keep them happy. When I had them separated all any of them wanted to do was be with the ducks on the other side of the fence. They would pace all day instead of going off to forage, and the hens would quack A LOT too. Now I have a fence with two long mud strips on either side. [​IMG]
     
  9. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I would love to do the cayugas also, I don't have the room though. Well, I do have the room, but not if I want to be able to let everyone free range [​IMG] As it is the breeding pens won't be free ranging except on my days off when I can let them out in shifts, but that's not really free ranging... more like shift ranging [​IMG]
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    GREAT PICS!!! Beautiful birds.
     

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