What colour/breed is my duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Pweetyhonks, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Pweetyhonks

    Pweetyhonks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I have had Pweeter, my male runner for 6 months. I got him originally thinking he was going to be a black runner, then he started getting baby mallard colours before moulting and turning into this beauty: http://puu.sh/4YyUo.jpg

    I was wondering what colouring this was, he looks like a mallard but has a black bill and blacky-orangey feet, and is so so silly like a runner ^.^
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the stance I would say you do have a runner! Or at least a runner cross!

    And his coloring looks more blue than it does mallard-ish. But it could just be the picture as I know some colors come out looking different in pics than they do in person
     
  3. Pweetyhonks

    Pweetyhonks Out Of The Brooder

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    It's not a great picture, I'll try and take a better one tomorrow if he will stay still long enough :)
     
  4. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a dusky gray (mallard). The dusky gene makes it so there is no claret breast color and no white neck ring. If it didn't have a dusky gene it would look like a normal gray (mallard) Indian Runner
     
  5. Pweetyhonks

    Pweetyhonks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information! I'll go inform him straight away ;)
     

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