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Runners?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by brenda2613, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. brenda2613

    brenda2613 New Egg

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    Hoping to get some info from the Indian Runner experts!
    I am a first-time duck owner. (I've had chickens for a while.) My husband, awesome man that he is, brought me home five ducklings at the beginning of March. He got them from a local co-op. The co-op had them listed as khaki Campbell. As wee little babies they all looked pretty much alike. Now, at just over three weeks old, I have 3 that I am certain our khaki Campbell, and 2 that I have no idea what they are.
    I looked up the hatchery where the co-op gets their ducks and nothing really fits except Indian runners.

    Here they all are as babies. The 2 in question did have more grey than brown at this point, but I didn't think much of it.
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    Here they are today. The grey ones are bigger than the 3 khaki Campbells. They also have black spots on them.
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    Here is one of the grey ones standing.
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    This photo shows the size difference.
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    And one more with a KC standing with one of the ducks in question.
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    I brought them out of the brooder for pictures. Lots of poop clean up, but I got about 50 good shots. If you need any certain angles of the ducklings for further review, I would be happy to share them!

    Thanks so much for any insight you may provide!!
     
  2. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    [​IMG] They're adorable!! Welcome to BYC!

    I'd say the 2 unknowns are Runners. I'll tag some other members that are better acquainted with Runners & they enjoy seeing ducklings. [​IMG]

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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I have chocolate and brown Runners. Here are some pictures from when they were young, about six years ago.

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    Einz, my tallest Runner girl, quickly grew to 18 inches in height, and then gained another four inches or more over the next few months.
     
  4. brenda2613

    brenda2613 New Egg

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    So, it's possible that I have 5 runners and 3of them are brown? Hmmmmm! Just as a clarification, I have no preference...I'm in love with them, whatever they are!
     
  5. brenda2613

    brenda2613 New Egg

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    Still learning how the forum works, so I'm sorry if this posts twice... So I could possibly have 5 runners, and 3 are brown?
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Your tall girl looks like a blue to me.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I think so.
     
  8. brenda2613

    brenda2613 New Egg

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    Girl? Are you certain or guessing? I'm hoping for more girls than boys, obviously. Lol. At just over 3 weeks old and myself being a novice at ducks, I have been listening for girl quacks, but I'm still just hearing peeps.
     
  9. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think all five look like runners to me. But I've not had Khaki's to compare to. They've got the stance and the bill to fit a runner.
    The blues look gigantic compared to the chocolates though
     
  10. brenda2613

    brenda2613 New Egg

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    They are much bigger than the brown ones for sure! That's why I assumed those were khaki Campbells. If I posted a video of them walking around would that help in identifying? I have several videos from today.
     

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