Black Runner Ducklings
Runner Ducks are one of the most unusual and striking fowl that one could find in a backyard flock. They hold themselves extremely upright with a tall and penguin-like posture. These pure black birds have a greenish-olive sheen and look particularly striking as a small group in the garden. Black Runner Ducks have brown eyes and dark coal-colored feet, legs, and bill.
The Runner Duck is an ancient poultry breed. Although they were first imported into Europe and Great Britain in the 1500s, Runner Ducks already had a very ancient history in Indonesia and Southeastern Asia. They were raised and bred for both egg production and for controlling pests in the rice paddies.