Is this a runner duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by erinszoo, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, we are new to having ducks and didn't get to pick what kind we wanted. We originally got 2 of them but one died within 24 hours of getting them. This one is now about 7 weeks old and is almost completely feathered out. It is already quacking which I read somewhere that meant it was female. She's very funny and stands up and runs everywhere she goes, getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible.

    We think she is a runner duck and that she is possibly a fawn and white but we aren't sure. Any help?

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  2. Stormy Autumn

    Stormy Autumn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your description of her behavior does make her sound like a runner, but really that could also be attributed to her young age. Her coloration doesn't seem quite right for a fawn-and-white runner... to me she almost looks like a Buff or Buff Orpington (two names for the same duck breed). Also... her face seems a little too fat for her to be a runner. (No offense!!) Even the production quality ones are usually a little more streamlined.

    Do you have any other photos of her? Maybe something from the side or one that isn't so dark? I don't have any Buff ducks myself, so maybe someone who has one would be able to help.
     
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  3. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Quote:Is there such a thing as a buff runner?
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking she might be a buff or a buff-runner hybrid. There was one guy here who had a female buff that everyone thought was a runner when she was about that age, too.
     
  5. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is there such a thing as a buff runner?

    yes
     
  6. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    That what i have then lol
     
  7. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, one of the parents of the ducklings I purchased was a buff and it looks like one of my hens will turn out buff. Still waiting for her final molt to be sure. Here she is, she's the lightest of the ducks pictured.

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  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I agree. Too meaty to be a pure runner. A Buff/Runner cross is very likely. If that's what you have I hope you like eggs [​IMG]
     

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