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Anyone with knowledge of genetics know what these crosses will look like?

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Hi, guys! So, I'm considering slipping an egg or two under a broody, and I've got a couple of choices (I also have a Khaki hen and 2 Mallard females, but those aren't as fascinating to me). #1. Mallard drake over Blue Runner hen. I imagine this would be a pretty interesting-looking bird, but I could very well be wrong. :) #2. Mallard drake over Cayuga hen. I'm pretty curious about how these two mixes would turn out especially since I know nothing about genetics, so if anyone would be so kind as to give me a general idea, I would love it. :D Thanks in advance!

 

~Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 5/11/16 at 9:34pm

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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Assuming there are no hidden or recessive genes.....

Mallard X blue runner: would inherit extended black gene, and maybe blue dilution. Should be either black or blue.

Mallard X cayugan: would inherit extended black. Should be all black.
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