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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AimToMisbehave, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Snohomish, Washington and I've just recently gotten myself a little flock of Indian Runners! A friend of mine with a big ol' mix back of quackers referred me to this site and I'll admit to being totally hooked! Everyone here is so nice and supportive all the time, it's a wonderful resource and gathering place of like-minded folks [​IMG].
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    Here's my first batch of babies, hatched July 4th of 2015. The black ones wound up being my only drakes; the chubby one is Zuko (he's an absolute glutton, and we suspect he might not be a full-time runner), the other is Azula (who is thoroughly devoted to watching over his flock). As for my hens, the dark brown one in the back with the little hat spot is Gwaine (she's the sassy one, she likes to try to mean-mug my cattledog), the medium brown one up front is Banshee (she was a screamer when we first brought her home), the light brown one in the back is Mirage (she's usually shy, but she's the queen of the pond), the darker blue one is Wednesday (she has the sweetest, most gentle disposition), and the lighter blue with the bib is Weyoun (she's the bold one, always the first to try something new).
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    Wednesday showing off
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    Everyone's teenage feathers juuuust before the boy's drake curls popped up
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    They... might be a little spoiled [​IMG] They're so used to me throwing them handfuls of koi pellets, they sort of follow me around...
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    These are the new babies, born October 12th of 2015. I ordered these ones sexed from a professional hatchery (the first group came from a backyard hatcher a couple towns over, and the lady didn't know how to vent sex) so I'd be sure they're all girls, just to round out my flock numbers. The blue one is Zoe (she's never been as steady on her feet as her sisters, but she took to swimming like, well... a duck to water [​IMG]), the twins are Ezri (she's got a slightly more dramatic face pattern, and although she was the first to discover the joys of sticking her face underwater, she was the last to figure out waterproofing) and Impa (she lives up to the runner name, for sure! I've never known a zippier duck!)
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    Since they're Autumn babies, all of their bath times have had to be inside.
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    They're almost into their teenager feathers! Today was their first trip outside to meet the bigguns, which was all very exciting, so now they're tuckered out and napping in the brooder.
     
  2. Cryssie

    Cryssie Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC !! You certainly have a beautiful little flock of lucky ducks.
     
  3. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thank you! And welcome yourself!
     
  4. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! I see you have been around for a little bit. :)

    What a great flock of ducks. I love how Runner Ducks stand, it cracks me up. (I used to own a few).

    Have you checked out the Duck Section of BYC? You might want to poke around in it a bit.
     
  5. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Yes, I've been poking all through the Duck forums ever since I picked up my first batch of babies, but I completely spaced doing an intro post! A friend of mine referred me just for the ULTIMATE treats thread, and I've been hooked ever since.
     
  6. Frindizzle

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  7. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aha, same here! How funny!

    The Ultimate Treat thread is here and it's a WONDERFUL resource! Especially if you have a somewhat flighty breed that needs to be socialized with treats [​IMG]
     
  8. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

     
  9. AimToMisbehave

    AimToMisbehave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 total: 2 drakes, 8 hens. 7 of them are 4.5 months old, the other 3 are just over one month.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know much about ducks but, have watched wild ones for years - I think they are even more fun to watch than chickens. Don't tell anyone I said that. I love the runner duck look myself. Before BYC I never knew ducks could look like that. Welcome to BYC, really enjoyed your photos.
     

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