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Standard Colours of the Indian Runner Duck

These standards are from the British Waterfowl Association Indian Runner Standards Review led by senior representatives from the IRDA
New Photos of the colours are published in these 2008 Standards

BLACK DRAKE
Plumage Black with a beetle-green lustre throughout
Eyes: dark brown. Bill: black.
Wings Black with a beetle-green sheen. Underwing dark grey.
Legs and webs As black as possible. Orange shading permitted in older drakes.
BLACK DUCK
Plumage Black with a beetle-green lustre throughout.
Eyes: dark brown. Bill: black.
Wings Black with a beetle-green sheen. Underwing dark grey.
Legs and webs As black as possible.
Colour Disqualifications Conspicuous brown or white in the plumage, including underwing. Yellow bill. Pencilling on the breast. In the female: eye stripes.

Major Colour Defects Purple lustre in the plumage. Grey under chin or on the secondaries and coverts. In the female: orange in the legs and feet.
Minor Colour Defects Grey Blue tip on the bill

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CHOCOLATE DRAKE
Plumage A rich, solid chocolate throughout. Eyes: dark brown. Bill: black
Wings A dark, rich, solid chocolate throughout. Underwing pearly brown-grey.
Legs and webs As black as possible. Orange shading permitted in older drakes.
CHOCOLATE DUCK
Plumage A rich, solid chocolate throughout. Eyes: dark brown. Bill: black
Wings A dark, rich, solid chocolate throughout. Underwing pearly brown-grey.
Legs and webs As black as possible.
Colour Disqualifications Yellow bill. Conspicuous white or pencilling in outer plumage including the underwing In the female: eye stripes

Major Colour Defects Green bill. orange in the legs and feet.

CUMBERLAND BLUE DRAKE
Plumage Rich dark blue. Eyes: Dark brown. Bill: Bluish green.
Wings Rich slate blue with dark lacing on the coverts. Underwing blue/grey.
Legs and webs Smoky orange to grey.
CUMBERLAND BLUE DUCK
Head and neck Rich blue. Eyes: Dark brown. Bill: Bluish grey.
Wings Rich slate blue with dark lacing on the coverts. Underwing blue-grey.
Legs and webs Smoky orange to grey.
Colour Disqualifications Feathers of any colour other than blue, notably any russet tinge including the underwing.

Major Colour Defects Yellow bill
Minor Colour Defects Dark flecks in the plumage





FAWN DRAKE
Head and neck Dark bronze with metallic lustre, changing to rich brown-red of the lower neck and upper breast. Eyes golden brown. Bill: Pure black to dark olive green mottled with black.
Back Deep brown, almost black with metallic lustre on the rump
Breast Rich brown-red on the lower neck and upper breast. Lower breast: French grey produced by fine stippling of sepia on afawn drake lighter
Flanks etc. French grey produced by fine stippling of sepia on a lighter ground, extending to the almost black undertail
Tail Deep brown, almost black towards the centre
Legs and webs Black or dark tan mottled with black

fawn femaleFawn drake
FAWN DUCK
Head and neck Warm ginger fawn, a slightly lighter shade than the rest of the body. Each feather is marked with darker red brown graining. No eye stripes. Eyes: Golden brown. Bill: Black.
Back Rich and well-marked pencilling on an almost uniform warm ginger fawn ground with no marked variation of shade
Breast The lower part of the neck and neck expansion is a shade warmer than the head and upper neck, each feather pencilled with warm red-brown.
Flanks etc. Light fawn, pencilled.
Tail Light fawn, pencilled.
Wings Secondaries warm red-brown. Primaries a shade lighter. Scapulars rich ginger-fawn with well-marked red-brown pencilling. Smaller coverts slightly lighter than the scapulars but darkening towards the greater coverts, pencilled.
Legs and webs Black or dark tan. fawn duck
Colour Disqualifications White body or wing feathers. Blue or green wing bars. Orange or yellow bill. Bright orange feet or legs.
In the male: lack of brown-red breast colour. In the female: lack of warm ginger-fawn tone to the plumage; chevron pencilling; eyebrows or eye stripes
Major Colour Defects Light or cream wing-coverts or flights. Light tan legs and feet. In the female: barred feathers on lower flanks


BLUE DUSKY AND APRICOT DUSKY
See sample pdf of pages 100 and 102 Blue Dusky and Apricot Dusky


FAWN&WHITE DRAKE
Head and neck The cap and cheek markings are dull bronze-green. The cap is separated from the cheek markings by a projection from the white of the neck extending up to, and in most cases terminating in, a narrow line more or less encircling the eye. The cap should cleanly and smoothly encircle the head. The cheek markings should not extend on to the neck. The bill is divided from the head markings by a narrow prolongation of the neck-white (3-6 mm wide) extending from the white underneath the chin. The neck is pure white to where the neck expansion begins, where the meeting is clean cut. Eyes: Dark brown. Bill: Light orange-yellow in young birds; green-yellow in adult drakes; black bean.
Back The base of the neck, scapular feathers, back and rump are similar to the breast colours, darkening to green-bronze on the rump
Breast Uniform soft warm or ginger-fawn, produced by a fine stippling of brown on the cream ground of the individual feathers. The fawn of the thorax should meet the white of the abdomen in a clean line (near the bottom of the breast bone and the top of the thighs).
Flanks etc. The white extends between the legs to beyond the vent, and also includes the thigh coverts, which obscure most of the coloured thighs.
Tail Tail feathers cream to medium brown in the central area. Undertail bronze
Wings Primaries, secondaries and tertials white; scapulars and some of the smaller coverts fawn, giving approximately a heart shape.
Legs and webs Deep orange.
fawn&white
FAWN&WHITE DUCK
Head and neck The cap and cheek markings are nearly the same shade of fawn as the body colour. The cap is separated from the cheek markings by a projection from the white of the neck extending up to, and in most cases terminating in, a narrow line more or less encircling the eye. The cap should cleanly and smoothly encircle the head. The cheek markings should not extend on to the neck. The bill is divided from the head markings by a narrow prolongation of the neck-white (3–6 mm wide) extending from the white underneath the chin. The neck is pure white to where the neck expansion begins, where the meeting is clean cut. Eyes: dark brown. Bill: light orange-yellow in young birds; spotted green to almost entirely dull cucumber in adult females. Black bean.
Back The base of the neck, scapular feathers, back and rump are similar to the breast colours
Breast and flanks The coloured plumage is nearly the same shade as the Fawn Runner duck; the feathers are pencilled, medium brown on fawn. The fawn of the thorax should meet the white of the abdomen in a clean line (near the bottom of the breast bone and the top of the thighs). The white extends between the legs to beyond the vent, and also includes the thigh coverts which obscure most of the coloured thighs.
Tail Fawn to medium brown in the central area
Wings Primaries, secondaries and tertials white; scapulars and some of the smaller coverts fawn, giving approximately a heart shape.
Legs and webs Deep orange.
Colour Disqualifications In the male: seal-grey or seal-brown cap, cheek and tail coverts. Any sign of a brown-red bib.
In the female: blue grey pencilling on coloured body feathers or solid un-pencilled apricot buff feathers.
Major Colour Defects In the male: light coloured scapulars.
In the female: Eystripes.
Both: Asymmetry of markings. Fawn extending from the back on to the abdomen and thigh coverts (‘foul flanked’). insufficient white plumage.
Minor Colour Defects ‘Dribbles’ of cap colour on to the white neck. Cheek markings extending on to the neck. Any irregular, blotchy or unclear markings that detract from the symmetry and general cleanness of the colour boundaries. Lack of black bean on bill


AMERICAN FAWN& WHITE DRAKE american drake
Head and neck Pied markings distributed as in the pencilled Fawn-and-white (above). Coloured feathers an even light fawn. The cap is grey-fawn. Eyes: dark brown. Bill: light orange-yellow in young birds; green-yellow in adult drakes. Pale bean.
Back Pied markings distributed as in the pencilled Fawn-and-white (above). Coloured feathers an even light fawn, grey-fawn on the rump.
Breast and flanks Pied markings distributed as in the pencilled Fawn-and-white (above). Coloured feathers an even light fawn.
Tail Tail feathers cream to light grey-fawn in the central area. Undertail grey-fawn.
Wings Primaries, secondaries and tertials white; scapulars and some of the smaller coverts light fawn, giving approximately a heart shape.
Legs and webs Deep orange.

AMERICAN FAWN& WHITE DUCK
NEW PHOTOS ARE IN THE 2008 STANDARDS
Head and neck Pied markings distributed as in the pencilled Fawn-and-white (above). Coloured feathers an even apricot- fawn. Eyes: dark brown. Bill: light orange-yellow possibly darkening with age. Pale bean.
Back Pied markings distributed as in the pencilled Fawn-and-white (above). Coloured feathers an even apricot-fawn (without pencilling).
Breast and flanks Pied markings distributed as in the pencilled Fawn-and-white (above). Coloured feathers an even apricot-fawn (without pencilling).
Tail Pied markings distributed as in the pencilled Fawn-and-white (above). Coloured feathers an even apricot-fawn (without pencilling).
Wings Primaries, secondaries and tertials white; scapulars and some of the smaller coverts light apricot-fawn, giving approximately a heart shape.
Legs and webs Deep orange.
Colour Disqualifications In the male: bronze-green or seal brown cap, cheek & tail coverts. In the female, medium brown or blue grey pencilling on coloured body feathers
Major Colour Defects Fawn extending from the back on to the abdomen and thigh coverts (‘foul flanked’). Black bean on bill
Minor Colour Defects ‘Dribbles’ of cap colour on to the white neck. Cheek markings extending on to the neck. Any irregular, blotchy or unclear markings that detract from the symmetry and general cleanness of the colour boundaries.

American f&w

 

White females

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