What color will this runner duckling grow up to be? Is that a crest?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PaulX, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. PaulX

    PaulX Songster

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    Hello,

    I just hatched out this runner duckling. It's a color I haven't seen before. I'm guessing it will become a fawn&white. Which color will it become?

    In addition, is that a crest I'm seeing? It can only be seen on one side, but I know crests can be off-center. I really hope it's not as I don't want a duck with neurological problem, but this little guy is the only 'fawn&white' I have now.

    Thank you.

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  2. cottontail farm

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    oh, baby ducks are adorable. I had fawn & white runners awhile back and I don't recall their faces/bills being that dark when they were babies. They were nearly all yellow, so that stripe by his eyes confuses me.
    It does look like a little crest, doesn't it? Where did you get the eggs from? Is he acting normally?
     
  3. PaulX

    PaulX Songster

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    I got them from a farm 800 kms south of me. The guy did say he keeps the crested and non-crested ducks together so when I asked for non-crested he said it's up to luck.

    The duckling seems healthy for now.

    Ok so maybe it's not a fawn&white. The stripe on its eyes does look like a mallard but it looks more grey-fawn rather than dark brown.
     
  4. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    That black stripe on its face makes it look like A Rouen
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    Yes that is a crest very tiny and that doesn’t mean neurological problems. Yes some crested do have issues but we can’t lump them all in there . Hopefully you’ll start your new babies on Nutritional yeast mixed into their feed right off which is very important. For leg strength and brain health. Such a precious little one.
     
  6. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Free Ranging

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    My Fawn and White Runners last year were all yellow as ducklings. Their feet and their bills were a little more orange yellow, but they had no stripes or spots at all. They got their first brown feathers on their bellies and i thought they were dirty… :lol:
    I think your duckling is a mix between Runner and another breed, probably Rouen, Mallard or Khaki Campbell.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

  8. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Free Ranging

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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    Was that the American version? I’ll have to go and read.
     
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  10. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    where did you get the eggs from? My guess is she's(Or he) a mix.. Probably a mallard x fawn&white runner mix
     
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