Which runner pair to keep? Color? *PICS added*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jdywntr, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so DH has decided that we HAVE to keep a pair of the runners. I will not hatch ducklings but figure I can see about selling hatching eggs (when they get to that point). Which colors should I keep? Opinions on what would sell best?

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    Not the best pic but so far:
    Drakes- white/splash; chocolate (unrelated)
    Hens- lite brown; charcoal gray
    I think drakes- blue/white; black
    I think hens- white/splash; black

    The parents were drakes- black, F&W, chocolate. Hens-blue, black, F&W
    My DH would like to keep the white but they look nearly identical and I think they are full blooded siblings so then I'd be inbreeding from the start.
     
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  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    splash
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, can't really see them. I like the head on the blue drake and there is a very nice head on a tall duck where I can't see the body at all.

    I can't even tell in the photo whether it is black or brown (which means probably a gray hen). It's the tall one on the left, looking to the right.

    The splash in front has a decent body, can't see the head.
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, here are 2 more pics
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    Left to right: splash female, splash male, chocolate male, black, lite brown, blue/white male, black

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    L to R; charcoal female; black, lite brown, then the rest almost all lined up. they do not like to cooperate for pics.[​IMG]

    I was leaning toward splash male and lite brown female.
     
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The tall one is the unrelated chocolate drake, suppossed to be show quality.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  8. fisharescary

    fisharescary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I guess I'd have to say keep the chocolate boy then, if he's unrelated and supposed to be show quality.
     
  9. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you keep a black and a silver/splash, the offspring would all be blue, so that's something to consider. I would not keep the blue/white one--it is not a standard color and won't throw reliable colors. Not a problem if you don't care about selling, but you'll get a lower price for eggs if you can't guarantee color spectrum.

    They're all pretty birds. Good luck with your decision!
     
  10. Oregon Blues

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    OK, the chocolate drake then, and the splash with the really good head (if that's a duck). It looks like it is taller? Maybe? It can be hard to tell in photos.

    Really, you can only keep 2 of them?
     

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