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Mutt-Duck ID

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chic_girl, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a nice flock of 5 Mutt-Ducks, and I finally got around to posting a picture! I wanted to see if anyone felt like guessing what they might be mixed with. [​IMG]
    They are about 3 years old now, and wonderful birds. The 3 ladies are still laying, and recently, I've been getting 2 eggs a day.
    They were sold to me by Meyer Hatchery in OH as Fawn and White Runner ducklings, and as they grew up, I had no suspisions about them. But when they were still young, I took them to a 4-H show, and when they were penned next to 'proper' runners, I knew they were lacking the true Runner qualities: the extra-long neck and body!
    I used to have Buffs, and I believe Meyer sold me Buff/Runner crosses. Does anyone else have some of those? We could compare birds! Any other guesses on my flock's parentage?

    Lets See if I can get the pic to work...
    [​IMG]



    They have coffee-related names- the 2 boys are Biscotti and Cappuccino, and the girls are Latte, Muffin, and Cinnimon
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  2. grawg

    grawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know...they look an awful lot like my "runner" ducks. I think it's actually quite common for f&w runners from hatcheries to look like this.
    I also got mine from a local hatchery.
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    Like you said though, wonderful birds and my girls are just starting to lay and doing a good job at it.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You both have beautiful ducks, love their coloring.
     
  4. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woah! My duckies have twins! Your drake in front has the same white mark behind his eyes as Cappy! (my drake in the middle)
     
  5. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a fawn runner also that looks like one in the top picture. There is a BIG difference between show quality and hatchery quality. They are all beautiful birds regardless. Mine started laying at 5 months and hasn't missed a day since.
     
  6. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are sure pretty - whatever they are~ [​IMG]
     
  7. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So are they actually Runners than?
    Terrible quality Runners, but Runners all the same?
    I must go out and tell them that they are not lies- just oddballs!
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Yep, you have hatchery runners, them seem to be bigger bodied and not as upright as what others with show quality runners pst pictures of.
     
  9. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes they are runners. Not "terrible" quality, just not show quality. I just looked at show quality ones on feathersite. I like yours better!! The real skinny, totally upright birds don't look good to me. [​IMG] Your's look happier and healthier. You should be proud of them. [​IMG]
     
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  10. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not fond of the skinny, upright look of runners (sorry runner owners personal preference [​IMG] ). But I really like the looks of your ducks!
     

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