Indian Runner Ducklings... and one looks TUFTED?

marathonmultiplesmom

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Mar 23, 2010
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I got the indian runner eggs on trade. I found the seller on ebay and she has been extremely friendly, and helpful. In addition we had a great hatch!
But one little duckling looks tufted to me. This is my first year with any ducks. I have runner ducks from someone else that are a few weeks old. I plan to flock them together with the geese... so far so good on the older ones with the adult geese. I have geese and several breeds of chickens that I raise and breed for various purposes.

I need a duck expert to look at these ducklings and tell me what you think? Just a funny down? Or some kind of tuft? Maybe some recessive gene passed down from generations ago? The seller does show photos of her adults and none that I saw look tufted.

All in all I had a wonderful experience. The ducklings are healthy and cute and I got lots of extra eggs.

Here is a link to the sellers current ebay listing showing her adult ducks:
http://cgi.ebay.com/12-INDIAN-RUNNE...ltDomain_0&hash=item19c5f06483#ht_2834wt_1082

See pics of all ducks followed by the "tufted" one with another of similar markings.
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LOL ive been looking at her duck eggs for sale on ebay and have been thinking of buying some
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nice to see that you had a good hatch! ive been kind of tossing and turning about it cause of the distance. but if you're in washington then they had a ways to travel to you aswell. but you still had a good hatch. hmmm...
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I'm so happy with them. Really nice seller and I got a wide variety of colors. One is all yellow, I think it will end up white. Others are brown, black or black and yellow. They will be fun to watch. I highly recommend the seller. All of the eggs arrived in good shape and 15 of 18 started developing. I hatched 10. There are still 5 that have not pipped. I am waiting for one goose egg to finish hatching before I crack them open and make sure they are not stuck or something. I guess I could get more but I think it's going to be 10. Only 8 are shown in these photos here. There are 2 drying in the incubator. Today was supposed to be hatch day but most hatched yesterday.
 
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I'm so happy with them. Really nice seller and I got a wide variety of colors. One is all yellow, I think it will end up white. Others are brown, black or black and yellow. They will be fun to watch. I highly recommend the seller. All of the eggs arrived in good shape and 15 of 18 started developing. I hatched 10. There are still 5 that have not pipped. I am waiting for one goose egg to finish hatching before I crack them open and make sure they are not stuck or something. I guess I could get more but I think it's going to be 10. Only 8 are shown in these photos here. There are 2 drying in the incubator. Today was supposed to be hatch day but most hatched yesterday.

good info to know! thank you!
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i will def be less nervous about it now if i end up purchasing some from her!
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