Runners or Runner Crosses?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MysticalMom, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these 2 guys yesterday from a lady who couldn't keep them where she was living. They're obviously runners right? But the one with the fluff on his head throws me a bit. Are they runner crosses maybe?

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  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look more like Muscovies. I thought runners look like they are "running" in that type of run pose all the time,and slimmer to boot.

    HAHA! YOU CHANGED YOUR PIC WHEN i WAS COMMENTING ON IT...HMMMMMM [​IMG]

    Now those look like runners.
     
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  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Runners can be crested. They are pretty upright so I am saying runner. Wait until they fuller feather in for a better guess, but these guys look runner to me.
     
  4. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah.I posted the wrong pic the first time. LOL Sorry' bout that!

    Thanks you guys. I thought they were runners. Now the crest? Isn't that a birth defect?
     
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  5. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh they are lovely, they look like runners to me and the one with the top knot is a crested runner... I also have one of these
    called patrick....

    When he was 1 week oldish.....

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    Him now......

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    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  6. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It did help. Thanks. So the crest is NOT a birth defect? Good! lol I've never had runners before. I'm excited. [​IMG]
     
  7. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote runners. Lucky you!
     
  8. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a kind of defect where there is a slight hole in the skull, and fatty tissue stick out of it, and then feathers grow on this...... the one's we have are bali x runner...... as it is very likely 2 bali will have ducklings to deformed to hatch due to the defect being to bad..... its very interesting, type crested runner or bali runner into google, and lots come up [​IMG]
     
  9. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and PS the true Bali tends to be white, or less common brown [​IMG]
     
  10. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Haha slackwater. I knew you'd know. You'll see 'em Friday.

    The little brown one is really friendly. Follows me everywhere when I take them out. The little yellow on acts like you're going to kill it if you get too close.[​IMG] The girl was feeding them cracked corn and oatmeal and when I gave them the right feed they went CRAZY! And you should have seen them swim... they had a ball.

    I know I said no more babies in a brooder( yeah right).. but I couldn't resist these two.
     

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