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Will they blacken out? are they purebred?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NamahKatana, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. NamahKatana

    NamahKatana Chirping

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    Curious, will my Indian runners blacken out? Here are some pics of now and as babies. What do you think? Also could they be pure runner? Dad was the typical very straight runner(JET black with green tint) while mom was pure white and didn't stand up real straight(didn't get to see her myself but what i was told)

    Babies(left Daphne, right Daffie) Both girls
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    Daffie now (seems to have gotten a little darker now)
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    Daphne(solid black in front)
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    Can get better/more pics just ask
     

  2. Bring

    Bring Songster

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    They look like mixes to me. They seem too "bulky" to me to be pure Indians plus they aren't standing up straight (maybe just in these pics?). They look like blue sweeds a little bit. But they are very pretty.
    *newbie*
     
  3. i agree. i see the Blue Swedish influence there, too. i think the colors you see are their final colors. Probably won't get darker.
     
  4. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

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    They are blue and will not go black. The white Runner would have been carrying the Blue dilution gene. When you cross to a white bird it's a lucky dip.

    Daffie has nice blue lacing! Very pretty. Daphne is a very nice rich blue.

    Lots of birds have blue in them, not just Swedish. Blue alone does not implicate Swedish [​IMG]
     
  5. NamahKatana

    NamahKatana Chirping

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    They could be Blue Swedish. Oh I also forgot to mention they are only 4 months old. Could that make a difference if they will darken out?
     
  6. NamahKatana

    NamahKatana Chirping

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    Quote:Another Question lol Is they are Runner x Blue would that make them sterile or are those just Muscovy crosses?
     
  7. aineheartsyou

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    They are blue and their color will not change. only a muscovy x mallard derived duck will result in mules. so they will be fertile.
     

  8. NamahKatana

    NamahKatana Chirping

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    Quote:ok thank you [​IMG]
     

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