*~*Runner Duck Club*~*

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

  1. gardengoats11

    gardengoats11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My runners are about 9 weeks old. I noticed drake tail feathers on some the past few days. Are they old enough to be displaying these yet or are they just playingtricks on me?
     
  2. Alicev26

    Alicev26 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Albert, my indian runner drake. I bought him with these white markings so I'm not sure if it is an age thing or just the way he is, but either way I think he's handsome.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    indeed!
     
  4. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chocolate female has gotten more white on her as she's gotten older (2yrs) although sh'e not nearly as dark as yours. She has white in the same place yours does. I love the way she looks and since I don't show my ducks, I don't worry about it.
    your Albert is a beautiful drake. I love the way he looks.
    I've noticed as our blue youngsters are getting older, maybe 10wks now, they are starting to get some splash to them. Not much just a little. I'll have to try to get some new pics up of them.

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  5. Alicev26

    Alicev26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! He's my only runner so I won't be breeding him, but I am proud to have him :)
    I was surprised how young your 10 week old runners are to be getting splash. Although, Albert is around 10 months and quite white already. Suppose it depends on the genes determining how early and how much white they get?
     
  6. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The youngsters aren't getting any white in them yet, just some black splashes here and there, just like their dad. Unfortunately they don't seem to want any pictures taken of them this morning. Go figure.

    Chris
     
  7. Janelyn

    Janelyn Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure if you can tell in this picture, my black runners have a lot of iridescent Green, especially on the head. I think they are beautiful.

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  8. qwackers

    qwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah one of my runners who is black and white has a green sheen to his head and blue on the bottoms of his wings. Very pretty. He seems to be the dominant one out of them and all 3 of the runner males are starting to make funny farty noises. What is it!?
     
  9. Janelyn

    Janelyn Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4 1/2 month old boys do that also, while kind of curling their neck when they are in their pool.
    I thought it was some sort of mating age communication. All 5 of mine are male.
     
  10. qwackers

    qwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that sounds the same. Weird yeah maybe it is or some dominance thing. They don't do it near the girls so wasn't sure about the mating thing. they are funny!
     

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