Brighten up your farm with the playful charm of Fawn and White Runner Ducks from Valley Hatchery! These dual-purpose ducks aren’t just hard workers; they’re a lively spectacle with their unique, upright posture and energetic demeanor. Known for their whimsical nature, watching them waddle around is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Adorned in striking fawn or ginger patches that grace their face, neck, chest, shoulders, and tail, these ducks are a visual treat. Their bright orange feet only add to their eye-catching appearance. With bluish brown eyes that sparkle with curiosity, the drakes and hens are easy to distinguish: the drakes sport a lighter orange-green bill, while the hens flaunt a darker brownish-green one.
But the Fawn and White Runner Ducks are more than just pretty; they are prolific layers too. Capable of producing 100-165 large to extra-large white eggs annually, they are an egg-lover’s dream. And if you’re into organic gardening, these ducks are your best allies in pest control, efficiently keeping your space free of unwanted bugs and insects.
Despite their somewhat nervous nature, these ducks are friendly and can make great pets. They’re also stars of the show ring, thanks to their natural herding instinct, making them excellent exhibition birds.
Tracing their roots back to Indonesia and boasting a heritage that dates to the 14th century, these ducks were the first Runner Duck coloration to be recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1898. Compact in size, the drakes weigh about 4lbs and the hens about 3lbs, and they often exhibit broody behavior.
If you’re in the market for a breed that combines productivity with endless entertainment, the Fawn and White Runner Ducks from Valley Hatchery are the perfect addition to your homestead. Witness the delightful blend of utility and amusement they bring to your farm!