Slash or Blue Runners? What do you think?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by catepelose, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. catepelose

    catepelose New Egg

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    I recently got 10 ducklings, 2 were supposed to be blue runners. I'm new to the duck thing but I've seen pic's of adult splash runners and am sort of thinking that thats what my ducks will look like full grown.

    Here's a picture of the one who looks most splashy to me ("little one" is her nickname for now, she's way smaller than all the other ducks)

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    And here is a picture of the one that looks more like what I think a blue is supposed to look like ("the big gray one" for now is her nickname) but you can see she also has some spots, you can also see little one's splashy behind in this picture...

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    So what do you think... Blue or Splash?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Both will probably turn out Blue. The Blue Splash runner I raised was much lighter and a solid light smokey-white color.
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    they are both 99% sure blue. My little blue runner had black spots on her too. It's just part of the blue coloring, it's rarely perfect.
     
  4. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only blue silkie (chicken) looked like a really pale gray when I got her, I thought I was getting more blues but they turned out to be blacks, so I hope it works out for you! [​IMG]

    So much for picking out chicks on your own.
    I'm obsessed with the blue gene. [​IMG]
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those wont be splash splash will be like yellow........ those will be blue/blacky sort of color prob blue if you said that is what you bought



    Splash Swedish Duckling
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    to help you distiguish between splash and blue
     

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