Will and Guy have tracked down a flock of
ducks in India. See how they waddle down the road and play 'follow my
leader'. They look like the Mallard duck that is common in England, Europe
and North America, however they are almost certainly Indian Runner ducks.
Flock of Indian Runner Ducks
These Indian Runner ducks have a distinctive upright stance, which allows them
to run extremely fast. They are one of the best foragers of all the domestic
ducks. Often used to train sheepdogs because of their speed and herding
instinct, they appeared in the film 'Babe'.
2) The flock seems to develop a group personality
They come in many colours, and are often nicknamed the 'Penguin' duck. The
Indian Runner duck is a favourite among poultry lovers. They are native to the
Indian sub-continent and Malaysia. The breed was probably first brought to
Europe, to Cumbria, UK, by a sea captain in the middle of the 19th century.
3) The flock of ducks crosses the road into the field
3) Incredibly, there are two flock of ducks
All those ducks controlled by one girl. The picture shows her herding them as you
would herd cattle in England.
The Indian Runner ducks are reputed to be quiet birds, although the sound on
the video appears to dispute this claim. The video shows these Indian Runners at
their best and is quite humorous.
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