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

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Alexandra33, May 11, 2016.

  1. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. [​IMG] #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. [​IMG] Thanks in advance!

    ~Alex
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
  2. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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