The Indian Runner Duck breed is believed to have originated in South East Asia, probably the islands of Indonesia, an area once known as the Dutch East Indies, hence the name Indian Runner. Texts refer to a ship's captain who took fawn and fawn and white-coloured ducks from Malaya back to his home in Dumfries, Scotland, where the ducks were distributed across the border into Cumberland. It is understood that fawns were first exhibited in 1876, while fawn and whites were shown in 1896. The Indian Runner Duck Club standard for fawn and whites was accepted in 1913
Are they suitable for you.
These ducks can be successfully kept by poultry enthusiasts of all ages and ability. They are best suited to people who have a yard area available and can offer the ducks a penned or caged area for protection at night from foxes etc.
One of the biggest killers of poultry the fox.
Crows will take eggs and baby ducklings.
Goshawks will take young ducklings
Only the female duck actually quacks the male gives a lower rasping sound, click the links below to hear the sounds.
Duck calling young female_calling_young1.wav
Indian Runners are available for sale depending on availabilty and time of year.
Sale birds can be air freighted out of Adelaide to major Australian destinations but road transport must be organised by yourself.
THE LARGEST STUD OF QUALITY COLOURED INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS BREEDING
TRUE TO TYPE AND COLOR IN AUSTRALIA
BLACK CUMBERLAND BLUE . APRICOT . CHOCOLATE SILVER . SILVER . CINNAMON . CHOCOLATE . LAVENDER .
MALLARD . WHITE . FAWN . GREY DUSKY . FAWN AND WHITE . HARLEQUIN . KHAKI
BLUE DUSKY BLUE . APRICOT SILVER .GREY AND WHITE . APRICOT TROUT .
CHOCOLATE BIB . BLACK BIB . BLUE BIB ,
WE ALSO KEEP OTHER BREEDS OF DUCKS AND POULTRY SO TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND ENJOY.