*~*Runner Duck Club*~*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover2399, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. luluann

    luluann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did do changes to mine. I plugged the bottom holes and filled the bottom with water. The top red light was removed also. I honestly thought nothing was going to hatch but it did. Also I hand turned and I forgot a few times.
     
  2. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think all or most of us started with and still use a foam incubator. I've always had mixed results with mine but haven't decided to replace it yet. Maybe I'll get the upgraded top someday.
    An update on Bonnie too, 1 blue hatched last night and we got 3 black ones today. I just candled her last 4 eggs and they gave up. From the smell and look of them it was a while ago. More pics when she let's me near them again. I'm a little beat up from her and Clyde protecting the babies as it is.

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  3. qwackers

    qwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I think as long as you keep an eye on the temps and humidity throughout then fingers crossed. Sorry your eggs quit. That sucks. But yay for the hatchlings!
     
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  4. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to get a couple more pics today.
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  5. qwackers

    qwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww they are the sweetest!
     
  6. duckducks14

    duckducks14 New Egg

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    I am hatching runner ducks. Pm me if you would like some ducklings
     
  7. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't seem to have any of their mom's color though. Dad is blue so I understand getting blacks and blues, but why no chocolates?
    She already has them in the water and dad makes sure the other ducks keep their distance. I forgot how fun ducklings are to watch. [​IMG]
     
  8. qwackers

    qwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe the black/blue is the predominant gene or something? I dont know alot about genetics though!
     
  9. gardengoats11

    gardengoats11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The male would have to carry or be chocolate since chocolate is sex linked.
     
  10. Quack Addict

    Quack Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't understand the sex linked color thing. Please explain. Does that mean if the drake was chocolate then any chocolate offspring will be drakes as well?
     

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