Breeding blue ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by extraordinaryfowl, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious, are the blue genetics for ducks the same as chickens (excluding self-blue)? If you breed blues together will you get black and splash as well with types like Blue Runners and Blue Swedish? Thanks
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I've got blue ducks and it is a standard Black Blue Splash genetics.
     
  3. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, is that for Blue Swedish? So you would get blue black and splash from breeding two blue?
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, when I breed 2 blue Swedish together, I might get black, blue, or splash. With my line of ducks, the splash is a dark silver, but the splash can be almost white with silver shadings.

    It is the same with blue Runners, blue Cayugas, blue Hookbills, blue Calls...............
     
  5. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that is exactly what I wanted to know!
     

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