Anyone have Swedish that are not blue or black?

DurhamDuck

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8 Years
Mar 26, 2011
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Durham, Connecticut
I have heard on here about chocolate swedes and other rare, non-standard colors. I don't have any of those, but I do have a silver female and a splash male.


The Splash Male, George


The Silver Female, Pearl

I think Silver Swedes are very pretty. I like the dark bill and bright feet combination.
 

DurhamDuck

Songster
8 Years
Mar 26, 2011
413
15
121
Durham, Connecticut
Hi!

We had all blues, then one sat on the nest and hatched out 14 babies! I don't know how the mother duck covered them all! Actually, she had 17 eggs but one was never fertile and others died around hatch time or a little later. But of the surviving, there was the splash (basically mixed colors), the silver, five blacks, and the rest were blue.

I think, if you breed two blues together, you are supposed to get around: 50% blue, 25% black, and 25% mixed silver or splash.

If you breed two blacks together, you get all black.

If you breed silvers and/or splashes together, I'm not sure what you would get. There's not a lot of info on them compared to blue or black, which is why I started this thread.

The other colors are apparently really rare recessive genes. Look up "chocolate swedish" here on the forums, and you'll find a thread with a pic of a chocolate duckling. It's really cute.
 
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