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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Indian Runner Duck

The Indian Runner is best known for its upright stance which makes it very different from normal mallard derived waddling ducks. The Indian Runner has a history that can be traced back around a thousand years with evidence of stone carvings in Java. Today they are regarded as a great egg laying breed and kept for this ability as well as show birds, pets and farm yard birds. They were once known as the Penguin duck in the UK, but now have become a very popular breed worldwide. Many colours are available due their diverse genetics in regards to colours, and there are more new colours being developed as time goes on. Indian runners are able to lay in excess of 200 eggs a year. The females are not however known to be a good brooding duck with many breeders choosing to use an incubator for hatching with this breed.

Classification: Light
Origin: East Indies
Colours: ( Recognised in Australia ) White, Blue, Black, Fawn and White, Harlequin, Cinnamon, Mallard, Trout and Chocolate
Eggs: Mostly white in colour averaging around 70 gram for a healthy duck they can also be laid with a light blue green tint and for the black variety a dark coloured egg.



STANDARD WEIGHTS
Drake 1.6 to 2.2 KG
Duck 1.3 - 2 kg


Height
In a good show quality breed the height can be as tall as 70 cm or 28 inches in the males - for females slightly shorter.



SHAPE - DRAKE AND DUCK
Bill: Wedged shaped bill - colour can range between the different colours within the breed.
Eyes: Full and high set in the skull
Head: The head of an Indian Runner is described as being lean and racy looking.
Neck: Long and slender- with a ratio of neck to body being 1: 2 The neck blends into the body giving the runner a wine bottle appearance in shape.
Back: Flattened across the shoulders,
Wings: Are small in proportion to the body when compared with some other breeds - the wings should always be tucked up neatly with just the end tips crossing each other over the back.
Legs and Feet: Legs set far back on the body to allow for the upright stance. Legs are longer than most other duck breeds'.
Plumage: All feathers are to be tight and hard against the body.


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Availability:
Worldwide however the availability of colours does differ.



Internet Links:
http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Ducks/Runners/BRKRunners.html

http://www.runnerduck.net/

http://www.ashtonwaterfowl.net/indian_runners.htm


Facebook Runner Duck Group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/117239115030006/

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:05 pm 
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Brief video of a couple of runners at the Lawnton Annual Show 2014


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:12 pm 
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Those are fawn and white of course but would love to see some fawns.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:35 pm 
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I am just learning about my Indian Runner ducks so I found this very interesting , thanks :-)


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