About the IRDA
The INDIAN RUNNER DUCK ASSOCIATION was created to look after the
health and welfare of this unique duck and to help those people who
keep, breed and show pure Indian Runners. Set up in 2000 by a group
of waterfowl breeders in the UK, this club has attracted interest
from both exhibitors and pet-keepers. There has also been contact
from commercial duck-keepers and from artists who paint and model
these graceful birds. One of the main functions of the Association
is to bring together Runner enthusiasts by providing newsletters,
information on the web, and useful contacts.
The aims are to:
- promote the health and welfare of the birds;
- encourage the breeding of pure Indian Runner ducks;
- contribute to the maintenance of the breed standard;
- provide help and information for members.
The committee at present consists of a chairperson, vice-chair, secretary/ treasurer plus committee members. These include four Indian Runner judges.
The Committee includes:
Secretary - Christine Ashton
Chairman - Mike Sumner
Vice-chair - Mike Ashton
News Letter Editor - Mike Ashton
Colin Brierley (France)
Bart Poulmans (Belgium)