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Post a Pic of Day or 2 Old Runner Ducklings ~ Please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CK Chickadilly, May 5, 2009.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I ordered 3 Runner ducklings, fawn & white, & I think she gave me Mallards. They have black feet & the Zorro mask. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Even as ducklings the Runners will stand up right. They should not have a Zorro mask either. I can not find any pics of the ducklings but if you go to feathersite.com they have some there.
    Good luck
    Sharon
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    Usually the first couple of days of a runner's life, they don't stand up that straight... Not enough to notice. And when they start standing up right, they don't do it often. They usually sit squatty like any other duck, esp if they are not show quality.

    fawn and white runner ducklings should be almost all yellow with a slightly darker yellow or tan patched on their chests and around their faces. They shoud have orange feet/bills... They should NOT have black feet or black bills. And they def should not have dark eye stripes.

    Here's my fawn and white runner when he was little-

    Here he is day old- see the tan on his face? Definitely not stripes
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    In the tub, maybe a week old?-
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    Standing up right- he's maybe a week old here-
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    Here's one of him maybe two and a half weeks old-
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    I hope this helps!
     
  4. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Yup, I got mallards then....grrr!

    Nettie your little guy is adorable! How old is he now? What is his name?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Are you going to be able to get a refund? Nothing wrong with mallards, but if you wanted runners for their egg production, mallards are a poor substitution. Also, runners can't fly away...mallards CAN!
     
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    Quote:His name is Victor (but in all actuality, Victor is a girl, we just haven't had the heart to tell him). He's maybe 8 months old now? He hatched in mid August last summer. Right now he's sticking his head out of the window of their pen yelling at me to put him in the tub... lol
     
  7. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    One of our f/w runners, sent as day old chick. This is Meera our drake. (We named him when we thought he was a she.)
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  8. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:What is the darker duckling behind Meera? That is what they sent me!

    I ordered thru the local feed mill, I called the gal this morning to tell her & she was shocked, she didn't even know what they were I guess....so she was going to call the hatchery & find out what was up & get me the right ones.

    I wanted Runners cause of the way they look.
     
  9. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible tht you got the mallard colored runners?
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You could still have runners, just chocolate or some other color instead of the fawns.
     

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