Fawn and White Runner Ducks
Fawn and White Indian Runner Ducks are one of the more common types of standard runner ducks. Like other breeds, these birds were originally bred to be superior egg producing birds. Consequently, they are a very high energy bird, which as also had many other benefits. For example, Fawn and White Indian Runner Ducks are excellent foragers. They will constantly search your lawn, garden, or fields for pest and weeds to consume, acting as a natural and environmental alternative to pesticides and herbicides.
While the Fawn and White Runner is active and mobile, it is not capable of prolonged flight. They have a very strong flock mentality, which can sometimes cause larger groups of Fawn and White Runner ducks to act in a frenzied manner if they are startled. This provides for an entertaining yet sensitive and emotional pet.
Like other Runner hens, the Fawn and White Runner hen can compete with the most effective egg laying hens, yielding between 100 and 300 eggs per year.
Fawn and White Runners are very similar to the Penciled Indian Runner Duck. However, Fawn and White Runners are generally a bit lighter in their brown hues. Also, Penciled Indian Runners may have some black spots on their backs and flanks, while these birds will not.