Description of the race
- The Indien Runner is a light duck (1,75 kg to 2 kg) that
- Its harbor is very straightened and its gait quick and easy,
contrary to the others ducks who waddle.
- In the beginning of the XXe century, ducks were reputed
excellent layers (until 350 eggs from 65 g to 80 g by year! ), but
the general decline of the duck breeding and the selection to a
very raised harbor didn't encourage the conservation of layer
- This race was imported, at the XIXe century, from the Asian
Southeast to England, then introduced in France..
- In France, some discuss this origin because several authors
would seem to evoke this duck earlier : Buffon at the XVIIIe
century and, at the end of the XIXe century Cornevins who
describes a race of "penguin duck". In spite of all, it is
plausible to think that ducks, which looked like it, existed in
Europe before its import by English.