What would you call this plumage on runner duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by littlenell1, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. littlenell1

    littlenell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is from my first hatch, and I thought she was going to be a beige colour but she seems more silver than anything.
    Others in the group are black/white, grey/white and plain white...

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  2. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a silver from other pics I have seen....but I could be wrong - that has happened before once or twice.
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Maybe Silver or Lilac.
     
  4. littlenell1

    littlenell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it an unusual colour- good or bad outcome? I don't recall seeing any on adverts etc over here. Not that it matters really, more for me to know. She is going to a neighbours pond with the rest of the first hatch, but I am very tempted to keep her...she has a lovely temperament too.

    Here she is with siblings and abacot ranger ducks

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  5. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good outcome I would say. I just got 2 silver runner ducklings today...I believe that the lilac and silver are a rarer coloration.
     
  6. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    hmmm i may have silver insted of fawns
     
  7. littlenell1

    littlenell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the parents. I did not use any method for first hatch and got some tiny ducklings.
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    First hatch from which this one is from.

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    Second hatch I only incubated the heaviest eggs, and got mainly black/white ducklings.

    Once the beige/white or fawns are a little older, hopefully they will lay some bigger eggs!
     
  8. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Up untill yesterday I had 8 this colour, some with more silver and some with wore white with a litrle silver, all splashed up different. I sold 4 drakes at the sale last night and kept a drake and 3 hens. I kept the darkest of the drakes, hes a beautiful smokey grey almost purple colour and the girls are silver spalshed.
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  9. littlenell1

    littlenell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh that is a lovely picture, they look fab together. Am so tempted to keep her or maybe try and work out which combination of duck/drake produced her...and try again!
     
  10. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine are from a blue drake, hes in with a silver, a lav, blue, choc and f&w. I think they are from my silver and lav hens.
     

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