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 . 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). Wednesday showing off Everyone's teenage feathers juuuust before the boy's drake curls popped up They... might be a little spoiled They're so used to me throwing them handfuls of koi pellets, they sort of follow me around... 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 ), 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!) Since they're Autumn babies, all of their bath times have had to be inside. 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.