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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by solarquail, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. solarquail

    solarquail Songster

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    i have a blue runner female and a black runner male i was wondering what kind of ducklings i would get if i were to breed them?
     

  2. bock

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    I am not sure, maybe some blacks and some blues. [​IMG] I love crossing ducks and chickens to see what colors and body types I can get. I haven't ever crossed different colors in the same breed though. [​IMG]
     
  3. CityChicker

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    You would get 50% Blue ducklings and 50% Black Ducklings.
     
  4. solarquail

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    oh so the color doesnt work in favor like in chickens [​IMG]
     
  5. Sweetfolly

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    Quote:What? I'm confused. [​IMG]

    Blue/Black/Splash works the same in ducks as it does in chickens. If you bred a black rooster to a blue hen (Andalusian blue, not self-blue), you'd end up with 50% black and 50% blue chicks. Same as in the ducklings.
     
  6. solarquail

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    i mean like splashes isnt it if you breed the blue and the black you get certain rations of blue black and splash thats what i have seen so many times here on BYC
     
  7. Sweetfolly

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    Nope, it works exactly the same. If you bred two blue ducks together, you'd get 50% blue, 25% black, and 25% splash ducklings. Most colors are completely different in ducks and chickens, but B/B/S works the same. [​IMG]

    Blue/Black/Splash (BBS):

    Blue x Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash

    Blue x Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash

    Blue x Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

    Black x Splash = 100% Blue

    Black x Black = 100% Black

    Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
     

  8. solarquail

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    okie dokie thatll work thanks
     
  9. CityChicker

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    Yes, annarie is correct... this is one gene that works the same in both chickens and ducks as it is incompletely dominant in both. To get splash, you have to breed two blues together so that some of the offspring can inherit a blue gene from each parent, making them homozygous for blue (what some authors refer to as "two doses").
     

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