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Duck genetics

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I have two drakes, a blue Swedish and a Rouen. I have four hens, a black Swedish, mallard, Cayuga, and a black and white magpie. My black Swedish hen just hatched a bunch and babies which all came out how black Swedish should look except one which is completely yellow. Will he/she turn white or another color? I don't know where the solid white came from. Help.
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Any one of your ducks and drakes could be hiding a recessive white gene. It wouldn't' show up till one of the babies inherited it from both mom and dad. I wouldn't be surprised though if it wasn't a white bird. You have a lot of different genetics going on in your mix, and could get some really interesting colors.
Edited by Senna95 - 3/1/16 at 5:18am
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