Anas platyrhynchos domesticus


A relatively small breed of duck, they do not waddle but rather the position of their legs gives them a characteristic running motion. They are shaped similar to a wine bottle. When wandering around they walk flat but stand upright when disturbed.


They are domesticated waterfowl that live in the archipelago of the ‘East Indies’.


8 - 12 years.


1.3 - 2.2kgs & a height of 65 cm.


Indian Runners are the most active scavengers of all breeds. They eat insects, snails, slugs and weeds.


Found near waters including rivers, lakes, ponds and farm dams.


Breeding all year round and are known for their excellent egg-laying production. Females can lay up to 365 eggs per year. The eggs weigh about 70 grams. The eggs vary in colour, they can be off-white, blue, or light green.