Blue Runner Ducks
The Blue Runner duck
or Cumberland Blue duck
is another colorful addition to the extensive Indian Runner Family
. The Blue Runner
is an avid forager like other Runners
, picking out slugs, snails, bugs and other nuisances found in the garden or around the yard. Innovative gardeners and farmers raise Blue Runner ducklings
to act as a natural, eco-friendly, green pesticide for their gardens.
As distinguished egg laying breed, the Blue Runner hen
can yield between 100 and 300 eggs per year. The Blue Runner duck
will rival the best common hens in annual egg production, and it's versatility as a farm animal lead to vast popularity among duck breeders. Runners yield small amounts of meat tasting similar to wild duck but is not typically known for it's table quality.
As with any other blue duck, blue x blue matings with the Blue Indian Runner duck
should produce approximately 1/4 black, 1/2 blue, and 1/4 silver ducklings.
The useful qualities, amusing demeanor, and visually appealing color of the Blue Runner duck
a necessary addition to any flock.