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Another Duck

Observed: 19th May 2010 By: paul in hildenb...
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Description:

Odd Duck, walks very upright.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    India Runner Duck
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Kluut's picture

Laying breed

Apart from showing, the breed is a laying breed, rather than meat. (Domestic ducks actually produce more eggs than chickens).

anonymous spotter's picture

Runner Ducks

Have seen them more than once used instead of sheep for herding demonstrations at country fairs.

RoyW's picture

Another domestic Mallard.

Although it may not obviously look like it, the Indian Runner Duck is a breed of Mallard.

paul in hildenborough's picture

I hoped for this....

I remember an uncle of mine used to keep a very similar looking duck when I was very young. They lay blue eggs, I believe?

Paul

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Egg colour

The huge bulk of all domestic ducks usually lay white/very pale cream eggs, but individual birds may lay greenish or bluish eggs. In the case of runners, most birds lay greenish or bluish eggs.