help identifying my two ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lrcarver, May 9, 2011.

  1. lrcarver

    lrcarver New Egg

    May 9, 2011
    I am a new member and new to this site. I am needing help identifying my two ducks.

    Can someone help me to identify what type of ducks I have? This is my first time to own ducks. I bought them from my local feed & seed and all the ducklings had gotten mixed up together. They had Buff and Fawn Runners along with two other breeds that I don't think could be mine. I asked for Buff ducklings but not sure if that is what I got. Can someone help me to identify what type I have? They were 4 weeks old on Friday. I have no idea if I have female or male or if they are different breeds or the same.

    As a new member I realize that I am unable to post the pictures of the ducks on the forum but I have posted them on my page if someone doesn't mind looking at them.

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  2. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    The one with out the ring around its neck looks exactly as my fawn and white runner. same stance and everything. The other I am not sure. That might be your buff but im not 100%.
  3. lrcarver

    lrcarver New Egg

    May 9, 2011
    Ok, thanks. That is actually what I was thinking that they might be. The one that looks like your fawn and white runner is much more panicky and freeks out much more easily than the other one. I have read that is very much their temperment plus the feathers look like it to. I think that the other one might be the buff because it looks some different and it is more calm. It still panicks too but not nearly as bad as the one thought to be the fawn runner.
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    The one with the yellow bill is a fawn and white runner.
    The other looks like a runner to me as well. But looks to be more fawn with a thin ring around the neck.
  5. DuckiesAndBees

    DuckiesAndBees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    I agree, they both look like fawn and white runners, the one just has a "better" pattern. Enjoy them, runners are fun!
  6. lrcarver

    lrcarver New Egg

    May 9, 2011
    Well I guess I didn't get any buff then. Ok, at least I know what I have now and why they panic so easily. I have read that the breed does get upset easily.
    I will be able to read more on this type of duck and understand more about them now that I know what they are exactly.
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Quote:Yeah, but if you work with them and get them to trust you, they will be fine.

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