Indian Runner Ducks - Male or Female??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mr Peepers Mom, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Mr Peepers Mom

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    Hello Farm Friends, I have a question for you. We have 2 Indian Runner Ducks, I have seen them do the hanky panky in the duck pond, at least I thought that is what they were doing. This year the duck/ducks are laying 2 different color eggs. My husband thinks they are both females and one lays white eggs and the other blueish green. Now I am dumbstruck, I thought we had a male and a female. Is it possible that the female lays 2 different color eggs?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pictures would help. I would post them in the duck forum. If you are getting two different colored eggs than you probably have two hens.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Agrees.
    2 birds, 2 different colored eggs.....2 females...and maybe 2 different breeds/crosses.
     
  4. Mr Peepers Mom

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  6. Mr Peepers Mom

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    Pictures posted, thanks for your help.
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    It sounds like you have 2 hens. Are you getting only one egg a day, or two eggs a day?
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

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    I'm not familiar with runners, but they do look to be both females.
     
  9. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Oops, I missed the photo. I'm not an expert one the breed either, but they look like hens to me too.
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like females. The quack test will also tell you. Do they both quack loudly or does one have a quieter, raspy voice? Females are the loud ones.
     

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