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Are we Call Ducks? **Updated Pics!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mangus580, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so these ducklings were sold to me as Pastel Call Ducks....

    Are they? The 2 larger ducks are about 5 weeks old, and the smaller one is about 4 weeks.

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  2. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like calls to me, was the person that sold them to you "visually impared" because those are no where close to pastel calls.
     
  3. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto [​IMG]
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  4. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats about what I figured...

    What color do they appear to be?
     
  5. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are certain colors I am not good with, and this is one of them.
     
  6. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been my experience that when two different color types cross , for example a white and gray call cross will be black bibbed like these.
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  7. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its a bummer - we were really looking forward to Pastels...
     
  8. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know genetics. But there are some genetic wizzards on here. It maybe possible that these have pastel parents and carry the genes for pastels. Perhaps they'll produce some for you someday.[​IMG] Good luck with them.
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  9. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, your ducklings are blue with bibs (might be some black but really hard to tell in the light), but not good bibs at all.

    Pastels are basically the mallard pattern with two Blue dilution genes. It is the same as what is called Apricot in bantam Mallards. The birds you have got are not close to that at all - they have Extended Black, which means you would not want to use them in a pastel breeding program. They may well carry some of the relevant genes (the blue ones anyway) but the Extended Black will just mask anything that you pair them with. Plus, the bib will keep cropping up.

    Unfortunately whoever sold you these did not know much about breeding Pastel Calls [​IMG]

    They are very pretty little ducks though.

    What do you think you will do?
     
  10. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really depends if the white is masking the particular gene, whites can mask anything.
     

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