- Black Runner Ducks
The Indian Runner duck is a favorite breed of many people. It is a lightweight duck which matures at about 4 -4 1/2 lbs for the drake and 3 1/2 - 4 lbs for the hen duck. The noted feature is a long and sleek body with an upright carriage. They are a very good egg laying variety with the Fawn and White Runner being the most popular color of duck. They are native to Malaysia and this duck does not waddle they run. Admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1898. They are very active and constantly search for vegetation and insects to eat. They have a strong flock instinct and startle easily.
We can not ship ducks to Hawaii.
Black Runner Duck Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Weights: Hen----3.25 lbs Drake-----4 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying; Exhibition
- Egg Color: White
- Egg Production: Very Good 100-165 per year
- Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
- Temperament: Nervous
- Gender Accuracy: 100%
- Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: Floor
- Country of Origin: Indonesia
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Recovering, Considered a Sustainable Heritage Duck Breed
- Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of pure Black Runner Duck Breed since 2012.
Black Runner Ducks Review by Nannamoo
I truely enjoy my Black Runner ducks! They are an added beauty to any fowl assortment.. They are good natured and fun to watch.. Healthy and easy to raise. (Posted on 11/9/2019)
LOVE THEM! Review by Barretville Farms
We have never had ducks before and I was skeptical. THEY ARE PRECIOUS! They get along perfectly with our chickens and they are so much fun! They love swimming, but if you do not have a pond they only require a bucket to wash their heads in daily. They are my absolute favorites and they are beautiful! (Posted on 11/8/2019)
Love my ducks Review by Doc Holliday
I received my Black Runner Ducks a few weeks ago and they were all healthy and are doing fantastic (Posted on 9/25/2019)
Sweetest Ducks Review by Aimee
These ducks are a real treat to observe and get along with my chickens very well. I am in love with these ducks and will order more in the spring. (Posted on 7/31/2019)
Beautiful healthy ducklings Review by Jon
We received our ducklings this afternoon and all arrived alert and curious. Wonderful addition to our homestead (Posted on 5/7/2019)
Oh my gosh!!!! Review by Brenda
Received our babies Wednesday, they are doing wonderful. Social, funny, love to swim and getting their smashed peas! These little guys have so much personality!! I am in love! (Posted on 6/12/2017)