Indian Runner Duck

Latin Name Anas platyrhynchos domesticus
Class Aves
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
IUCN Status Not Listed
Distribution Domestic

General Information

The Indian Runner ducks are domesticated waterfowl that live in the archipelago of the East Indies. There is no evidence that they came originally from India itself. The Runner became popular in Europe and America as an egg-laying variety towards the end of the nineteenth century. The breed is unusual not only for its high egg production but also for its upright stance and variety of color genes. The ducks vary in weight between 1.4 and 2.3 kg. Their height (from crown to tail tip) ranges from 50 cm (20 in) in small females to about 76 cm (30 in) in the taller males. This breeds lays greenish blue eggs. 


Fun Fact!

Only the female ducks can quack! The males make a course whisper sound.