Why does she stand lower?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xIndigoSkyx, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Cali a runner as you might know but she doesnt stand straight up. Shes kinda lower to the ground. Why is that?
     
  2. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Runners can stand at different angles some stand near 90* while others stand at about 45*, it depends on the way they were bred.
     
  3. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kelso stand 90 and she stands 45
     
  4. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they have babies will all of them stand 90 or will just some of them? I like my runners 90 they just look more runner like or at least that's what I think.
     
  5. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it would be somewhat in the middle. Also if they are brother and sister be sure to not inbreed them to much or deformities can occurr.
     
  6. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, there not brother and sister.
     
  7. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good then breeding will be fine just wanted to make sure.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It's my understanding that ducklings sold as Runners have a range of characteristics, and some look quite un-Runner-like.

    Of my eleven, there are varying degrees of uprightness until they're all concerned about something - then they all stand straight up!

    But Zehn is quite curvy for a runner, and Einz is a little full-figured, too. Acht and Elf are the most classic Runner types, slender and straight up most of the time, with the rest in between.

    There's just some variety. You will likely get a variety of body types, all more or less Runner-looking, from these ducks.
     

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