Four beautiful indian runner ducks (we’ve called them Elsa, Anna, Jemima and Errol) arrived at the Sanctuary this week. They settled straight in to Sanctuary Life and made themselves at home. It was a surprise to see two lovely eggs in the morning – thanks ladies.
Indian runners are prolific egg layers and lay quite large eggs. They are a breed of domestic duck and distinctive as they stand erect like penguins. They like to swim in ponds and streams but are just as content foraging in grassy meadows for worms, slugs and flies. They appreciate open spaces but are happy in gardens and have become popular pets as they make much less noise than call ducks. Only females quack. Drakes make a hoarse whisper type sound.