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post #11 of 16
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/domducks.htm

Check out the link for a brief description about mutations and hybrids.
post #12 of 16
http://10000birds.com/manky-mallards-domestic-feral-or-just-plain-odd-mallards.htm

This is another fun overview of Mallard derived breeds.
post #13 of 16
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Thank you for the information. :-)
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Duck Drover View Post

Right, mutations of color that don't meet the breed standard would not allow the duck to be classified as that breed. In order for a breed to be recognized, it must breed true and color is a marker for most Mallard derived breeds.

Muscovies also come in many colors but they are a different duck than Mallard derived breeds.

Actually it is still considered the breed, it is not considered a standard color in America(all that means is, is that you cannot enter them in a poultry show) this does not decrease their value as they are a rare variation and i challenge you to find any other purebred mallards that are black,, the ducks i have have a mutated gene that gives them their pigmentation and they do have a degree of melanism(which is just the opposite of albinism) but melanism is very rare in ducks(which is also why my birds would go for a large cash value) , but it is still that breed from lineage of pure bred mallards and records of the accordance of breeding. In most european countries the colors of mallards have standards in all colors. 

 

The black mallards I breed are worth alot of money if I were to ever decide to sell them (so far I have given a price and either refused or given an answer that would cause the buyer to back out) this is because i provide true quality mallards.

The mallards you provided in those links above were not pure bred mallards and can not be considered as such without proven lineage or a genetic test. 


Edited by buff goose guy - 4/27/16 at 9:00pm
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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
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post #15 of 16
The genotyping is important for unstable mutations in a pure breed.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Vosh Sahaal View Post

The genotyping is important for unstable mutations in a pure breed.

Yes i agree.

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
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