Breeding Silver Muscovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rosecomb-Ryan, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    I have 4 Silver, a Black, and a Blue Female Muscovy that I am keeping NOW........ What drake to keep I have a Silver and a Black I want to hatch alot of Blues this year. Ideas PLEASE!
     
  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can we have some pics? Sorry I love Scovy pics [​IMG]

    ETA: Why cant someone have one of those charts with WHITE ducks on it? [​IMG] I want to know if my drake who is white with a headspot and comes from a long line of white on both sides, will produce with my pied and bibbed hens that arent white. Sorry for the rant lol.
     
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  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I want to know if my drake who is white with a headspot and comes from a long line of white on both sides, will produce with my pied and bibbed hens that arent white.

    Well, YESSSSSS, he will PRODUCE unless he is infertile. [​IMG] I take it, you would like to know WHAT colors etc. will be produced? [​IMG] Sorry, I can't tell you. You can pm MDC or Cottage Rose with the question since they both seem to know quite a bit about how these genetics work. Then post and let the rest of us know. [​IMG]
     
  5. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    here is some of my Muscovys....
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    Ill get more later
     
  6. MDC

    MDC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually unless you 'have' to get rid of a drake there's no reason you can't use both on different hens. Put your black drake on your silver hen and I believe you'd get 100% blues. Using a black on blues helps if the blue is getting too washed out as it adds some 'depth' back to the blue. Then again, sometimes you'll get a dark blue that aren't as desirable for 'show'. I have never really worried about that because I don't show. I think if you put your silver drake on your blue duck you'd get 50% each theoretically. That's not to say if you have a clutch of twelve, six would be each color - it's the law of averages. You could also put the silver drake on a silver duck w/ the blue duck.

    I tend to be a proponent of diversity so I like to keep my options open. It's funny, with animals, people generally dislike diversity in favor of a uniform 'cloned' look, but 'diversity' is a very politically correct term when referring to human-kind. Maybe it's just me, but I find that odd. [​IMG]
     

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