Breeding a pied call duck with a white call duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by scooter1989, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. scooter1989

    scooter1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting a pied call drake this weekend and was wondering in the spring if i mate him with a white hen, would they more likely have 25% white, 25% grey, 25% pied and 25% white pied? Also with females will they be more likely to have a pied color if i do this?

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What type of pied? Blue Pied? Black pied? "Mallard" pied?
     
  3. scooter1989

    scooter1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mallard pied or you can say grey pied :)
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The issue with breeding to white bird is that they can sometimes mask different recessive genes. Once bred to a different color several different colors could arise.
     
  5. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hidden genes they are called. They are a little complicated in waterfowl.
     
  6. scooter1989

    scooter1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I notice some of my friends have not had luck for a few years getting a female grey pied out of breeding. I was was wondering if i bred a magpie with a grey, would there be a chance getting a grey female pied?
     
  7. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White is a recessive gene(mostly masks gray)and so is pied so more than likely if it is a gray pied you will get gray split to pied. Most will have faint pied markings...
    Couple white wing feathers
    Females with neck rings
    White on belly
     
  8. scooter1989

    scooter1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they pretty uncommon? What would be a good breeding pair to make pied grey hens and drakes?
     
  9. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'd have to either get a pied female or mate the daughter out of your pied male and white female back to the father.
     
  10. caspaintcountry

    caspaintcountry Out Of The Brooder

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    I see this is an old post, however I will fill in for future readers. Said posted w the grey pied call drake should have or be breeding him to grey females. Of those offspring keep only the females and breed those to their father, then repeat... Each time the offspring having more of the pied gene and characteristics. Ideally find a breeder of the variety and get a few chicks or started birds..... It should be getting easier for pied to be found as there are a good # of us working on them.... painted feathers farm.webs.com... Painted Feathers Farm on Facebook
     

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