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Hi all. New to the BYC and new to muscovies. I picked up a few this spring that were hatched out of a communal nest - several (2 females and a male) ended up being mostly chocolate with a few white feathers here or there. Of the potential parents I saw most were blue and white or black and white - didn't see any other chocolates. Would I be correct in assuming a) that the parent ducks were chocolate or chocolate split to white? and b) that, if bred with other (unrelated) chocolates that the babies would also be mostly chocolate with some white?

Thanks!

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Hi all. New to the BYC and new to muscovies. I picked up a few this spring that were hatched out of a communal nest - several (2 females and a male) ended up being mostly chocolate with a few white feathers here or there. Of the potential parents I saw most were blue and white or black and white - didn't see any other chocolates. Would I be correct in assuming a) that the parent ducks were chocolate or chocolate split to white? and b) that, if bred with other (unrelated) chocolates that the babies would also be mostly chocolate with some white?

Thanks!

Hi @poulet0heureux   Welcome to BYC..

 

I have had Muscovy's for going on 12 yrs and don't understand gentics but there are a few on here who do so maybe posting this on the Muscovy thread would get you your answer..

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/130753/muscovy-keepers-share-your-pics

/16120#post_16339588

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1070028/duck-breed-focus-muscovy/110#post_16340488


Edited by Miss Lydia - 1/5/16 at 11:32am

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

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