We ordered Indian Runner Ducks from a hatchery. I expected them to look like the pictures in the catalog.
Here is what they really look like:
Somewhat upright, especially compared to the Mallard, but not exactly the bowling-pin posture we were led to expect.
And I was a bit disappointed when the yellow fuzz of the Fawn and White ducklings gave way to the mishmash of colors that barely resembled the catalog drawings.
At least the black ducks' color was mostly correct.
Notice that the black duck in the foreground has a couple of white feathers though. I thought it was kind of cute when they first appeared. A black duck with a few stray "white hairs".
Now that they've molted, she can't seem to decide what color she wants to be.