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Breeding a black bibbed call duck to a snowy??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PrinceSandwich, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Songster

    Nov 11, 2009
    Alberta, Canada
    I'm going to be breeding my black bibbed call drake to a friends snowy call hen. Does any one know what I'll get? [​IMG]

  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  3. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Songster

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    i can read the chart [​IMG]
  4. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    What you'll get is one big mess, LOL. You'll have lots of mismarked birds, especially in the F2 generation. In the first generation, a lot depends also on the colors the Black Bibbed bird has "under" the black. The Mallard pattern of the Snowy you will see in the first generation, but not the Snowy since it is recessive. Generally speaking, the cross you are thinking of doing is not one that most breeders would do. Generally, it is better to breed similar colors/patterns to similar colors/patterns. For example, you could breed the extended black based colors together- Black, Blue, Bibbed, etc... or the Wild Mallard colors together- Grey, Blue Fawn, Pastel, etc....

    With Black Bibbed to Snowy, there is almost no telling what all you will get really.

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