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Black Swedish and Blue Swedish

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Becky89*, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Becky89*

    Becky89* Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Hi I was wondering what the differences are between a Black Swedish and a Blue Swedish duck. My aunt has what she calls the Black Swedish and I've only seen and heard of the Blue Swedish.

    Please don't think of me being ignorant I have never ever heard of a Black Swedish.
  2. I have never heard of a bsd ethier...

    Maybe they are the same..
  3. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    From the pictures I've seen on hatchery sites, one is blue and one is black. I know it's pretty obvious, right?
  4. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    The exact same duck, the only difference is the color [​IMG],

    blue swedish are REALLY hard to get, because it's a very recessive gene, I guess, and half the ducklings hatched are either black, or silver, so I'm told, only about 1/4th are blue.

    *ithedaddyofogorgiousblueswedishhenduckling* with mottled feets! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  5. tmb3fan

    tmb3fan In the Brooder

    Jul 24, 2008
    Central Mississippi
    Blue Swedish can be blue, black and splash. But they are all called Blue Swedish. I had all 3 color variations in one order from Ideal Poultry. A lady at Ideal told me that they can be 3 different colors.

  6. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
  7. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Like many fowl, they do not breed true in the Blue form, so that out of a breeding of 2 Blues you will get 50 percent Blue, 25 percent Black and 25 percent Silver or Splash.
  8. Becky89*

    Becky89* Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Okay thanks!!

    So if my Blue male gets a hold of aunt Beth's Black female she could throw any of the three colors?

    Its midnight here sorry if I seem slow I am kind of falling asleep here waiting for my friend to get home.
  9. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Let see if I can get my punnet squares right, I'm sure someone will chime in if I'm not [​IMG]

    Black Swedish BB
    Blue Swedish Bb
    Splash Swedish bb

    BB x Bb = 50% black, 50% Blue

    Bb x Bb =25% black, 50% blue, 25% splash

    Bb x bb = 50% Blue, 50% splash

    BB x bb = 100% Blue

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