Swedish duck loving a RUnner Duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Feather Lady, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Feather Lady

    Feather Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I caught Hansel the Swedish duck "wrestling" with Tulip an Indian runner. Are there any problems with this??
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hansel is probably bigger than Tulip, based on the breeds. But if Hansel is not too much bigger than Tulip, and he's not overly aggressive, there may not be a problem. I just get concerned about drakes that are too big and rough, since runners are a small breed.

    How does Tulip seem to feel about it? If she's distressed, then Hansel needs a time out.
     
  3. Feather Lady

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    He is bigger, but she didn't seem to mind to much. I wonder what kind of weird babies they would make!
     
  4. Amiga

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    He's handsome! I think I've seen Swedish crosses with white ducks (pekins) and they were cute as buttons! I think someone may have recently posted pictures of their mixes . . . .

    As long as she's not suffering, why not? I reckon with multiple breeds you're not raising them for pure breed stock.
     
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    Middle two are Swedish/Runners.
     

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