TQ9534 : Indian Runners at Rare Breeds Centre

taken 8 years ago, near to Woodchurch, Kent, Great Britain

Indian Runners at Rare Breeds Centre
Indian Runners at Rare Breeds Centre
A pair of Indian Runner ducks crossing their head to make a heart shape.
The South of England Rare Breeds Centre
Situated at Highlands Farm about a mile to the East of Woodchurch, The South of England Rare Breeds Centre has displays of various farm and pet animals, including pigs, cows, sheep, and goats, ducks, geese, chicken, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and chipmunks.

The farm has a children's petting barn, discovery and wildlife gardens, walk through aviary and butterfly tunnel, falconry displays, and woodland walks.

Buildings from Yonsea Farm (a model Georgian farm) were re-located to the site as a preservation project. They were saved in the late 1990's from the site of the new high speed railway line, High Speed 1.

The farm is run by The Canterbury Oast Trust, a registered charity which runs commercial operations that provide occupational opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Kent and East Sussex in England, as well as providing homes, care and educational support.
Indian Runner Ducks
The Indian Runner Duck is a domesticated mallard originally from the Far East. The Runner became popular in Europe and America as an egg-laying variety towards the end of the nineteenth century

Indian Runners are an distinct from other breeds of duck in that they stand erect like penguins and, rather than waddle, they run. They do not fly and only rarely form nests and incubate their own eggs.

The ducks vary in weigh between 1.4 and 2.3 kg. Their height (from crown to tail tip) ranges from 50 cm (20 inches) in small females to about 66 cm (26 inches) in the taller males. The eggs are often greenish-white in colour, but these too vary.

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Sunday, 27 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 June, 2010
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Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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Ducks   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 958 342 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.4591N 0:47.6859E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 958 342
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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