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Sorry this pic didn't work the first
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Love them!!!
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So with two different coloured parents ie a snowy father and an apricot mother. Could I get both coloured ducklings?
post #24 of 27

yes its possible 

A breeder of mallards(grey and melanistic), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
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A breeder of mallards(grey and melanistic), 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
post #25 of 27

Since this is a Call duck color genetic thread. I have a question about one of my call duck's color. I am very new to the Call duck world and have fallen head over heals for these little ducks. Last August I had bought some call duck eggs and put them under my mallard duck to have her hatch them out for me. We got five little puffs of fluff out of 7 eggs put under my mallard. The eggs came from a large flock with many different colored calls. Four of the call I know the colors on but one of them has me stumped. I have 3 Black Bibbed, one might be a chocolate bibbed, he has more of a dark chocolate color tint than the pitch black of the other two. There is Snowy drake and then there is this little girl. 


This picture was taken when she was around 2 1/2 months old with her "teenage" feathers.  She changed very little with her adult feathers. Maybe just a hair lighter.

I'm not sure if she is a butterscotch or apricot or something else? Any body have any ideas?

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Since this is a Call duck color genetic thread. I have a question about one of my call duck's color. I am very new to the Call duck world and have fallen head over heals for these little ducks. Last August I had bought some call duck eggs and put them under my mallard duck to have her hatch them out for me. We got five little puffs of fluff out of 7 eggs put under my mallard. The eggs came from a large flock with many different colored calls. Four of the call I know the colors on but one of them has me stumped. I have 3 Black Bibbed, one might be a chocolate bibbed, he has more of a dark chocolate color tint than the pitch black of the other two. There is Snowy drake and then there is this little girl. 


This picture was taken when she was around 2 1/2 months old with her "teenage" feathers.  She changed very little with her adult feathers. Maybe just a hair lighter.

I'm not sure if she is a butterscotch or apricot or something else? Any body have any ideas?

She's definitely a mutt of sorts. Looks like she may have some snowy genes in play due to the chest markings as well as the lightly marked body feathers.

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

Reply
post #27 of 27


Thank you! No wonder I couldn't figure out her color. lol

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