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Runner or Ancona?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rellikmalinois, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. rellikmalinois

    rellikmalinois Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased this pair as runners but someone mentioned they thought they were instead Aconas

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  2. rellikmalinois

    rellikmalinois Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops the pair are the black and whites but I suppose I want opinions on the group as well now
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Are they the ones in the other 2 pics too, if so they are runners and very pretty too. you might enjoy this thread.. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/609642/runner-duck-club
     
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  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top picture looks like a penciled runner :)

    As for the 2 black and white ducks, it looks like you have mixes.
    They look like they have the upright stance of a runner as well as the way the bill is attached to the head indicates runner genetics.
    Anconas have a more horizontal stance though they can seem "runnerish" as they are a breed that was derived from runners.
    But there is no runner color that is recognized as ancona markings. Which is what makes me think they are a runner/ancona cross. Color looks more ancona-like. Body and stance looks more runner-like
     

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