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blue and black genes!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I might be getting a blue ancona drake for my black hen. So if/when I hatch eggs from this pair I will get both blue and black ducklings... But will it be sex linked? Will all the ducklets be blue and draklets black? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm not great at genetics but I don't believe using a blue drake over a black hen will result in sex linkeds.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope, that only works with chocolate since chocolate is sexlinked recessive. Blue is incompletely dominant same as it is in chickens so you will get blue and black of both sexes.
     
  4. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Buff dilution gene is sex linked recessive as well. Out of the two sex linked recessive genes (Chocolate/Brown dilution and Buff dilution), Buff dilution is recessive to Chocolate/Brown dilution.
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, yep, I forgot about buff too.
     
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I thought you said your're "Ancona" hen was a Magpie??

    I'm soooo confused! [​IMG]
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I "thought" she was. But the markings on her bill and feet look much more ancona like. She just has bad markings.

    Thanks guys!
     
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No blue and black genes are never sexed linked colors in poultry
     
  9. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you will get half and half, but no it wont be sexlinked. If it is, it's merely coincidental.
     

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