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Breeding for egg color

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by seussiii, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. seussiii

    seussiii Out Of The Brooder

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    Simple question. Can you breed for egg color? For example. If you removed any white eggs and left only colored ones to hatch...would future generations of ducks lay more and more colored eggs?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    As long as your male is from a dark egg.
     
  3. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Sounds like an interesting experiment!
     
  4. Snyder

    Snyder Out Of The Brooder

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    Blue-green egg colour is said to be dominant to white egg colour in ducks.
     
  5. seussiii

    seussiii Out Of The Brooder

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    So technically I would have to completely ignore the color of the eggs that the ducks are laying, hatch a drake from a blue/green egg, then only breed egg layers from his line?
     

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