Show Quality???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GuineaLady93, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are any of my Indian Runner Ducks show quality??
    Thanks,
    Ashley
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  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say probably not. but I'm no expert. Color may be an issue because standards are very specific. Google some pics. I have Storey's guide to raising ducks and it has some pics. The show runners are basically verticle and I think their beaks are a bit different. I think people use bowling pins and wine bottles as examples of what they should look like.
     
  3. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything about show quality ducks, but they are beautiful runners [​IMG]
     
  4. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you!! I bought them as hatching eggs.
    I was thinking the white male in the second picture would be the best.
    (that is dirt on his back not coloring)
     
  5. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Humm the white drake looks to be the best. The other runners (looking at top picture) are A) bad fawn & White or B) crossed colours.
     
  6. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When you say "bad fawn & White" does that mean its like...too mixed up?
     
  7. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do not appear to be SQ to me but the white drake is the best looking. I LOVE the ancona type splotches on that one in the first pic! It would be so neat to see a while flock of runners marked like that!
     
  8. fisharescary

    fisharescary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, mostly all I know about SQ runners is that the more upright the better, so from where I am, you are right, the white drake in 2nd pic looks like he'd have the best shot. I mean, I don't know as far as for legal/commercial reasons, but on the other hand...if you want to show, just start bringing him to shows, and see what the judges have to say!
     
  9. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    He looks worth putting in a pen to me- he has a slight dip in his back between the wings- but it could just be that he is young or the way he is standing. It can be very hard to say from a single photo. Whites are harder to get clean for a show than coloured ducks- but you really need to know your standards and what a duck really should look like when it comes to colours.

    There is another female I can see there that looks to have a good head- but a few to the left of the second photo look very solid, chesty, round headed and short making me think a few generations ago , 2 or 3 maybe there was a cross breeding back to a pekin or similar duck.
     
  10. call ducks

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    Quote:When you say "bad fawn & White" does that mean its like...too mixed up?

    No it could just be a pet quility Fawn and White.
     

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