Are these Call ducks mixed or ? variety ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by swheat, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    The camera didn't get all the tan hues on the girls head, a little more color there. Anyone know what variety these are ?

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  2. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    They Look like Snowy's. Infeact i am sure they are Snowy call's
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    thats i guessed too
     
  4. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could very well be Snowy, but they also obviously carry Blue dilution, so they are probably Blue Snowy. That would be my guess based also on the slight hooding of the hen and the extended laced claret of the drake. They had to have come from one parent that carried Blue and also light phase and/or harlequin phase, most likely would be a Butterscotch or a mixed color (in addition to the Snowy parent). They also though did have to have a parent that carried dusky, hence probably Snowy. There are only so many mixes of color they could be since light phase or harlequin phase don't show up in the first generation unless both parents carry the gene. That would eliminate several potential candidates as parents.

    My guess would be that they are Blue Snowy, probably from a Snowy x Butterscotch cross or something very similar.
     
  5. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Thank you CityChicker,
    I don't have any of the parents, I just got these a week ago, along with a Black bibbed drake and Blue bibbed duck.
     
  6. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    ky
    I am sitting here with Brice Wonders and he also said blue snowy
     
  7. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Thanks to the BOTH of you ! [​IMG]
     

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