i have 2 Indian runners and i love them
Came by this breed by chance, built a incubator for my school gcse and wanted to try it out and had two runners a Drake and a duck (teaching them to swim was a fun and messy time) the Drake cracks my up every time
As for their hardiness by god there a tough bird, a dog got into my Drake and made a mess of him pulled out feathers and down and left him with a puncture wound and a 2cm gash under wing (I did not know of it at the time) my sister cleaned him up so I called the vet and I boxed him and took him to my flat ready for a vet visit in the morning, following advice for a supprised vet that he was still alive with this gash wound we had no idea about they patched him up gave him two shots of antibiotics, pain relief, stitches and glue on a wound however the vet didn’t think he would survive that night.
he’s now doing very well and he is very happy again, and his age, well he is 8 years old, healthy and happy :) defiantly recommended this breed and if you can I recommend hatching and raising these ducks the experience is unexplainable, but remember to teach them to swim, heard of someone who didn’t and let’s say their ducks swim like a brick
i breed Indian Runners and love them
i spent a lot of time with them watching and learning ,,,its so interesting
now have a bigger incubator and hatching more as my ducks lay eggs all year round
i find they respond to my voice no matter how far from them i am
i had 8 white and fawn indian runners and i am vary happy with them, they are super smart, and friendly, 2 of them even liked to snuggle. they all won blue ribbons at the fair, too. this is a nice 1st breed to have because they dont fly.
Service was brilliant, we were able to pick them up pretty much straight away. There was no hassle, ducklings have settled very much into their new home. We were able to see the mum and dad which was nice to see where they came from as well. We would definitely buy from this seller again.
I have had my ducks for about 5 to 6 years now. My females
do not seem to be laying too grandly for some reason!
They are usually very nice, calm and relaxed .
I also find them very lazy! Since I breed them I have a lot of
knowledge on them, but I must say that they are easy to breed.
THEY LOVE WATER
A lovely duck which brings a smile to everyones face that sees her, she mixes great with my Aylesburys and Campbells, wish I could get another but cannot find anyone where I live (North Northumberland) that I can collect from.
I have 1 runner duck she lives happily in my group of 5 call ducks and bosses them about alot. They take longer to tame than other breeds and can be quite nervous however after a few weeks they will eat out of your hand and waddle over to you. They love eating bugs and are quite greedy. They can be smelly if not regularly cleaned. She only quacks when startled or hungry and mostly she is quiet.
I have only had my indian runners for two months, but i absolutely adore them !
They are very inquisitive birds and like to be in on the action, whether it be following me whilst I feed the quails or bantams or sitting close to my legs when I am out on my bench having a cuppa.
They are friendly, quite shy but sooo comical ! they enjoy a swim and follow each other in circles, ducking and diving .
They drum on the side of their door to be let out or in and always follow each other in a line whether running, walking or sitting down . I love them !
She is quit shy and not very noisy and goes threw a stage where she doesn't lay and then she lays every day for about 2 or 3 days on a run there realy good to watch walking around.