Is it a crested or Bali??? not sure???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by teresa-78, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased my runner ducklings from 1 day old.... and im in love [​IMG]

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    I chose Patrick becasue he had the cutest mohican ever.....

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    Him (or her) now.................

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    I thought as he grew he would lose this tuft... but its increased rapidly in size, and has a ball of fatty tissue (like a skin tag) sticking
    out of his head.... all my googling has came up with the crested or Bali runner... am rather shocked as the breeder never said anything,
    But I love him, and his tuft.... Does anyone know about crested runners???? any info would be appreciated..... or is my Patrick not a crested????
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2010
  2. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    i think he is bali
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    While the BALI duck and the CRESTED INDIAN RUNNER are essentially the same- there are a few differences as well.

    You have a Crested Indian Runner.

    I say this because a true BALI actually has shoulders and a runner doesnt - also the Bali is a slightly heavier breed than Indian Runner ducks.. Also the colouring. The Bali duck is most commonly white- or less common is brown. The colour pattern of your Runner would suggest that at some point a crested duck has been bred with an Indian runner thus passing on the crested gene into a breeding flock of Indian Runners. The True Bali duck is far less common than the crested Indian Runner due to the fact that a double dose of the crested gene is lethal- and therefore less offspring actually hatch.
     
  4. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh yes I read that it is very unlikely an egg would hatch if both parents were crested, due to the duckling being more than likely deformed!!!

    I love my crested [​IMG]

    Thanks very much duckyfromoz, you seem very knowledable [​IMG]
     
  5. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    sorry, im not good at answering questions lol, think i will leave the answers to you ducky lol
     

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