Is my duck a Runner x Mallard Drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aoxa, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I am almost certain the breeder who gave me this freebie (uh-oh cross) said mallard x runner. Can anyone let me know if I am correct? Also, I have new pictures of "Ruth" that are better quality than the last post where the sex of him/her was uncertain.

    I notice Ruth's tail is starting to curl slightly. Not a whole lot, but certainly enough to worry me. Ruth also has a raspy quack. Nothing loud. It's whispery like the males I've watched on youtube.

    I will keep Ruth (renamed Barry if it is a he) no matter what. I will just have to get him another girl or two to keep him satisfied. I only have a muscovy female. I know crossing the two would create a sterile bird. I will not hatch these ducks, I just want to keep him satisfied enough to not go after my chickens for a booty call [​IMG]

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    What are your thoughts? We have grown a little attached, so either way he/she is safe.
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to say thats a very pretty looking He! [​IMG] so sweet [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Ruth is a drake and well on the way to full nuptial plumage. He may very well be a mallard/runner X.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Looks like a runner X mallard cross to me. He is defiantly a boy.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im pretty sure she knows its a runner X cross mallard (cause thats what she got it as), I think what shes wondering is if its a drake. And im 100% sure thats a drake.
     
  6. ChickenfootDuckbutt

    ChickenfootDuckbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nobody ever listens to me D:

    I TOLD you ruth was a boy xD


    go me, go me [​IMG]
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Go you! [​IMG]

    Well I was pretty sure after the head started to get that green! [​IMG]

    He is now a Barry then! [​IMG]
     
  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I would say he's a runner-cross drake.
     
  9. Roxy1989

    Roxy1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really pretty colours [​IMG]
     
  10. Fowel Frenzy

    Fowel Frenzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations! It's a BOY for sure and his colors are stunning. [​IMG]
     

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