Monday, 27 July 2009

The ducklings have arrived!!! *warning cute pics*

Yesterday we took another step on our journey to self-sufficiency and became the owners of 3 gorgeous indian runner ducklings. We've been watching them online since they were 10 days old

with the latest picture we saw of them at 2 weeks old *still cute*!!!

Hopefully we've got one male (dark one) and two females (lighter two) but only time will tell!

We went to collect them yesterday from a village an hour away. I felt awful, have flu, but we still went. It was sooo worth it!!
At only 5 weeks they've now started getting their adult feathers so not quite as cute but the parents we saw yesterday were so beautiful in full feather I can't wait to see these! They seem to have setlled in quite nicely into their new home although our cats don't know quite what to make of them!!!

They'll be more pics when I'm well enough to stand up again!!!!


  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


  2. It's a shame they don't stay that cute for long, but grown up Runners have great little characters! I love mine to pieces. Good luck with yours.

  3. Total Cuties!!! We have 16 female Khaki Campbells that should start laying in August. I love raising ducks. Thinking of getting some Guinea keets for insect and tick control.

  4. Awwww, they're gorgeous.
    Hope you're feeling better.

  5. runner take ages to sex... I have 14 and the duclings have only just started to quack and curl their tails and they are 5 mnths old......
    lovely animals but dirty as sin!

  6. cheers John, yes just starting to worry about my lawn!!!