Blue Fawn mated to a Grey Call - what color ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bnemeth, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Blue Fawn male that I was going to pen with a grey pullet - will they produce 50% blues and 50% greys? Or a different color combination? Thanks!
     
  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that's what you should get. [​IMG]
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    70%cocoa :

    Yes, that's what you should get. [​IMG]

    Thats soo cool! I used to have a black bibbed and a grey pied. So if I bred them together I would have gotten half grey pied half black bidded?! (i dont have them any more)​
     
  4. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure what would come out of that combination - it works with the blue fawns and greys because a blue fawn will have 50% blue, 25% grey and 25% pastel so a blue fawn and a grey would take out the pastel color. I'm guess it would work the same with a blue fawn and pastel (50/50 for blue and pastel) but I'm not sure on that...
     
  5. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, with Blue Fawn and Pastel you should get 50% of each.

    DuckGirl, according to the Duck Colour Calculator http://kippenjungle.nl/kruisingEend.html with that cross you should get little Magpies.
     
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Just a word of advice.. You might end up getting some suprise colors because mating different call duck colors could result in any color really since most of them have had a different color introduced into their blood line somewhere.
     
  7. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is true - with dominant colours, like black bibbed, you may only have one copy of the dominant gene and you don't know which recessive genes are hiding - like brown dilution or recessive white. You can only be sure of what you are going to get if you have a pure breed that has all the requisite copies of all the 'right' genes.
     
  8. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The link for the genetic calculator is a good one, grey's, BF, and pastel are pretty straightforward not much they can by hiding.
     

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