Hi! I have had my 4 ducks for a whole week now! I have 2 indian runner ducks and 2 aylsbury's, a duck and a drake, they may be pekin crosses as they have orange feet and beak.....either way, i love them!! As i never had ducks or chickens before i got older ducks, they are about 14 months old, and came from a local breeder who local people seem to trust. I did weeks of research and serious thinking and went with ducks because everyone has chickens! (around here anyway!) However................... having spent a long week with many hours duck watching, I am not sure that both my indian runner ducks are..well..ducks.. One of them does not seem to quack like the other one. Now I do have an aylsbury drake, so the difference between his sound and the duck is very obvious, but the runner in question seems to make little or no noise...... i did give them a bit of a chase (without scaring them) to get them moving and making some noise to see if he/she would get as noise as the other runner but no... There is definatly no curly feathers, and the two runners appear to be the same size wise etc..... can an indian runner be 'quiet'?? I will watch again tomorrow...what drew my attention today was his/her behaviour, especially towards the other drake....he/she was crouching low and bending his/her neck around at him and sorta chasing him, but i also noticed him/her do it with the other ayslbury duck a little too......to me it looked a bit threatening, nothing came of it, but they seemed to be all a bit on edge today....i was in their pen for ages just watching them as wel as from a distance but could not figure it out.... I also noticed him/her a few times in the week open her beak and appear to 'gag' is that normal? i didnt notice the others do it... sorry to be new with mad hard to answer questions! I only want the very best for my ducks!! Thanks!!!! I would post a pic but i have no idea how!!