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Duck Identification

 
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Can someone please help me identify the black duck with a white chest in this photo? It was supposed to be a female khaki campbell, but appears to me to be a male of an unknown breed
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Looks like a Cayuga cross Indian Runner.  Or could be Black Swedish.
 
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I'll second on that being a Black Swedish drake. Or, at least, predominantly so. The black body, white chest, green head, olive bill, and black/orange feet are certainly all consistent.

At any rate, he would blend in perfectly with my own flock

Mr. Lucky, my Black Swedish drake, front and center:


Mr. Lucky, my Black Swedish drake, rear and center:
 
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It certainly looks like it has both Black Swedish and Runner in it -- it's not purebred anything, though.

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i would agree on that you have a black swedish x runner, though i'm no expert. but what a gorgeous duck!
 
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I have cayuga x magpie crosses that look the same, just not as slender. My magpie x blue Swedish look the same, just blue. So maybe yours is black Swedish x runner or cayuga x runner. I haven't studded up on the complexities of duck color genetics, though, so I don't know if a cayuga with a runner would give the white chest/"bib"...
 
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Thanks everyone! He's a really good duck. I don't know much about Indian runners, I'm more familiar with the other breeds. He's a good forager and gets along well with everyone
 
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