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Rare Mallard colors

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Hello all, I was wondering who else out there has gotten mallards not in the grey pattern but like whites, blues, snowys, and buff colored mallards.

I myself have been breeding mallards for a while now and about 5 years ago i had one stray mallard hatch out of a clutch. The mallard was black and she grew up keeping the color, her chest however did turn out to be just a darker grey pattern with a few white flecks.

I had been trying to get the color again when her first successful clutch produced 2 normal grey mallards i was kind of upset and wondered if it was just a color that could not be passed. However this past june i had another clutch of 2 hatch in the incubator from her one was black and the other grey. So i am now in the process of trying to find other lines of pure bred colored mallards. 

 

 one of her eggs 

 

her with a rouen last fall 

 

image.jpgher first 2 offspring 

 

her fighting another mallard hen 

her 2 offspring from june in the left corner


Edited by buff goose guy - 12/15/15 at 11:26am
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
post #2 of 3
The dark duck looks likes Cayuga cross. My girls just started laying and their eggs gave that dark gray coating on the shell. I thought they were the only ducks that had gray/black coating on their eggs.

She's gorgeous and so are the babies smile.png
Edited by cayugaducklady - 12/20/15 at 9:18am
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ive never owned cayugas and havent bought any mallard derived ducks from anyone who has owned any . All her eggs do not have the dark coating only that one i had found 

 this is her usual egg


Edited by buff goose guy - 12/20/15 at 10:43am
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
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