Ducklings: Black Runner

Black Runner Duck pair
Black Runner Duckling
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Description:

Initially bred in Southeast Asia, all Runners have ancestry that dates back to Java over 2000 years ago. They were mistakenly named “Indian” Runners when first imported to England in the 1850s because they arrived on a ship from India; the importing family finally disclosed in 1909, that these runners were in fact from Southeast Asia.

The first Runners imported into England were Fawn, Fawn-and White, or White. They were first exhibited in 1877 at the Dumfries Show in Scotland. Later in 1898, they were admitted into the American Standard Registry, though the Black, Blue, and Chocolate varieties were not recognized until 1977.

These Black Runners have plumage that is a lustrous greenish black color, and they have black bills, brown eyes, and dusky black to black shanks and feet. They breed true, so if you mate a Black Runner with a Black Runner, all of the progeny will be Black Runners.

Runner ducks are hardy because they typically cover hundreds of miles in their travels over the course of their lifetime, while foraging for seeds, insects, slugs and other bugs. However, they are light in weight at 3.25-4 lbs, so it isn't likely that they will trample your garden or yard. Their egg production is average now as opposed to a century ago, due to extensive breeding with an emphasis on coloration. They will lay approximately 100-180 eggs per year.

Our ducks will fully integrate with all the other breeds that we offer. If you want purebred ducklings hatching from your ducks, make sure you separate your ducks by breed during the mating season. Or you can let your ducks cross and see what different shapes and colors you will get with their ducklings.
 
 

Product Features:

* We can ship as few as two baby ducklings or goslings!

* All orders ship via USPS Priority Mail service.
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* You'll get the best shipping price if you order more than 15 waterfowl babies, due to the special care with which small orders must be packaged. The smallest orders of 2-9 ducklings will double or even triple your shipping rate, whereas small orders of 10-15 will add in the neighborhood of 50% more to your price (depending on your distance from our hatchery).

* Ducklings and goslings have special needs which are different from those of baby chicks. Read more, here

* Breed photos may not be representative of the parent breeding stock. In some cases our photos are of winning exhibition lines of poultry. Unless noted otherwise, we do not source from exhibition lines.