Blue Fawn Call Duck Genetics.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tonini3059, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I read somewhere that the eggs produced by a blue fawn pair will not produce all blue fawn ducklings. Is this true? I think it said that there will be pastel, blue fawn and something else in typical Mendelian ratio. I may be completely wrong and got confused somehow, which happens more than I would like to admit. So if you do not mind let me know what I could expect. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Yep I heard this too. My friend asked Art Lundgen about it and he said it is like the blue color in chicken. He says if you breeder Blue fawn to Blue fawn you get 50% Blue Fawn 25% Pastel and 25% I Think grey I dont remember. But one thing he did say is that its not good to breed Blue fawn to pastel it will make a bunch of funny colored little ducks. I havent tryed it just what he said.




    Ryan
     
  3. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ryan is correct on the break down of the colors. Blue is incompletely dominant, so it works similar to how Andalusian Blue in chickens works. I don't know why someone would recommend against Blue Fawn to Pastel breeding though. That would have no negative affect on color at all. Lots of people breed the Blue series wild-type in various combinations. Was Art Lundgren talking about a particular pair of birds, not in general terms? That is the only thing I can think of, maybe he was talking about a particular pair that he knew both birds were carrying something hidden like light phase. Of course, type is another thing all together. You would likely improve type easier breeding to Grey, simply because there are more good quality Greys (type wise).
     
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Thanks, that is interesting. I was always curious about the color blue in waterfowl. I wasn't sure if it followed the same as chickens, but then I wasn't sure because I thought that blue swedish bred true. Well we will breed them and see what we get.
     
  5. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The color in the Blue Swedish is the same. You will get Black, Blue, and Silver/Splashed. Good luck with the Calls!
     
  6. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Well then, I guess I was incorrect about the blue swedish then. Thanks for all the help and I look forward to seeing what I get.
     
  7. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to see too since you have all those beautiful ducks. I may have to buy some from you this Spring. I am just afraid to try Calls for fear of noise! All of my other bantam ducks are quiet. I think I am going to try a few Calls this year just to see how they compare.
     
  8. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:You are lucky then. Both my BEI's and silky ducks are LOUD!
     
  9. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    My Black East Indies rarely made noise and my grey call hen only quacks at different times....not very loud....rainplace, you have some sociable ducks!
     
  10. roboboy

    roboboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My calls and BEIs only really quack when they see me as it's usually time for food and they're hungry.
     

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