Ohh you bet I have pics, it is caused from a case of melanism with the MC1R gene and a hox gene that releases the pigment into the feathers, melanism just makes too much pigment and well this is what happens... (It happened like back in 2011 or 2010) (this was the first)
here second hatch of babies just had 1 but she didnt live too long
Im the only one in the usa right now with pure bred Black mallards, My family had been keeping a geneology track of the mallards they bred for shows and after she was hatched we had to go get a Dna test which showed that there was no mixed breeding or hybridization ( our pedigree also proved that) and it also showed that the MC1R gene which supplies pigment was not turned off by the hox gene(increasing how much the gene had replicated or something like that it is some degree of mutation). The hox gene distributes how much a organ / body part forms by turning other genes on and off. Anyway long story short they could go for about 1,000 to 2,000 dollars if I ever decided to sell them.
BUFF - WOW YOUR BURBS ARE SO CUTE AND FUNNY. Love THE TWO IN THE HOUSE HAVING A DISCUSSION. AND THE SWEET LITTLE DUCKLING YOU"RE HOLDING. EEEEEEEEEEEE!!