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 Post subject: My First Ducks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:26 pm 
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Hi Guys
well these are my Indian Runners that I bought today, I know their not the perfect breeding pair but what do you think type size?

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Very beautiful i really like the black one but is his foot ok or is it just me that i can see blood on it.
Other than that i think your on your way to having some nice ducks :)
Which one is the boy and girl?

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hi ,
there a very nice pair of runners 8)


i like there shape alot,




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The white is the duck and the black is the drake. Id been looking for some nice runners for a while and when these were at the auction, I couldnt help me self. Can anyone tell me bout their type and such?

BTW yes he was bleeding in that pic, I think he must have scratched his foot on something in the midst of taking his picture.

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Your Black Drakes nice, Bit of shoulder in him. Nice type.
How old is he?

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 Post subject: Re: My First Ducks
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I wouldnt have a clue how old he is, dont find out any info when you go the markets. Thats the bummer bit of it

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Don't worry about the shoulders he might be young a fill out a bit more. And some judges like that look. Our birds are a mixed bag, some are flat across the back and others a a little more rounder.
Are you breeding with that duck? She has a lovely head on her, nice type. Really like her.

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Yeah I think Skye wants to keep her so depends if we find a white drake and a black duck to go with them.

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They both look nice type from the photos. Just depends on if they grow and stand ect.
But i think dont take my word for this because im sure others can help you out a bit more and give their points of view. But if you get a nice white drake and put them into breeding you should get good offspring.

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I like the black more than the white.

If you can not locate a black drake, many use chocolate - but with no white. I am told they are in the same genetic group, and the mating will result in both black and chocolate ducklings.

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Cheers for that mate, I know that a breeder was selling choccy drakes wonder if he'd have any choccy ducks for my black boy. I knew I couldnt breed black and white together so this at leasts give me another avenue to go down.

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i agree with tim , i like your drake better then your duck , its usualluy harder to find coloured runners better then whites but youve done it ,

nice looking pair


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Just a question to pick your brains. Ive been told by someone ages ago that if you breed a Black to a White you will get 50/50?
I thought you wouldnt get an even black and they would be all spotted.

Not that i would do it myself because we have our black ducks but just made me think of it with what Tribe of Honk said about the black and chocolate.

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I have never experienced it - but have been told that black/white is a big no no. Black is such a hard colour to obtain in a pure form, and hence crossing the colours will dilute and make it a long hard road to re obtain the pure black.

The choc and black are a very close colour and will mix well together.

Please remember i do not bred runners and dont play with choc/black with all my other mallard derived birds. This information was given to me by a runner breeder a couple of years ago.

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Thanks for that. Didn't think it was a wise idea as it would be a step backwards rather than forward.

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