Pekin x Runner Duck cross. **THEY'RE HERE**PICS!!**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by imsomarinky, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. imsomarinky

    imsomarinky Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so I have three fertile duck eggs in the incubator and they are due in about 8 days. I'm just chomping at the bit because I'm dying to know what these little ones are going to look like. The momma is a black Indian Runner duck or maybe she's chocolate. We ordered a black and a chocolate from the hatchery but we never could tell them apart [​IMG]. We eventually got rid of one because our Pekin was just too rough with her. Speaking of Pekin, he's the daddy. Any ideas what they'll look like? I can't find any pics of Pekin x Runner crosses...

    Here they are
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  2. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is impossible to know for sure because of the way that the recessive White of the Pekin works genetically. The White basically masks the other colors the White bird is carrying. Almost anything could potentially result. Your Runner looks like Black and Black is generally thought of as dominant. In reading breeding tests that have been done with Pekins, it seems that they frequently carry both Grey (Mallard) and Black or Blue Bibbed.

    Based on the color of your Runner and the colors that Pekins often seem to have in their background, I would say you will probably get some Blacks, some Blues, and some Black and Blue Bibbed as well. As I said though, you might get other colors as well. It just depends.
     
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks hatched out six babies (without my permission) about a month ago. The moms are fawn and white runners and dads are buff, rouen, and pekin. Two of them look exactly like my Pekin. Pure white, bigger than the others and you can't see any runner in there. Don't know how it will work with black though.

    Here are my babies. My big question is how did I get such a dark one? (and why is my pool so dirty when I just cleaned it this morning?)
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  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can actually see a little bit of runner in that one duck in the back left. All the mallard-runner hybrids I see have that body shape.

    I'm betting that the ducklings will look like that one in shape, but perhaps with a solid color of either parent, or perhaps even one with black and white markings.
     
  5. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i have pekinxrunner heres what she looks like
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    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trishamonks - Do you know what color the runner is?
     
  7. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think the runner was fawn like the other runners inthe pic but im not sure we bought her off a pet shop who said she was call duck lol
     
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    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours is shaped more like a pekin than mine is. Desertdarlene is right, mine is a little runner shaped.
     
  9. imsomarinky

    imsomarinky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to everybody for your feedback and pictures. It was just what I was looking for. I will definitely post pictures of the little ones as soon as they hatch [​IMG]. I can't wait!
     
  10. shaft0463

    shaft0463 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have been VERY consistent in type and coloring, but my Runner is fawn and white. They tend to be a bit more narrow than the Pekin, but still stocky birds. They don't stand up nearly as straight as the Runner, and he's not a show-quality bird by any stretch. The coloring has always been a silvery-tan, which then fades to a dark fawn. They almost look like super-dilute mallard pattern with the rectangle that's a bit differently-colored on the wings, and the males' heads have been a bit darker than the bodies. They have had varying amounts of white.

    But really, very consistent in type and coloring. The three Pekins are all TSC purchases, though at different times. The Runner came from a local feed store.

    I wish I had pics. I would post them. They are really neat-looking in their coloring.
     

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