Call duck colour genetics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mccluckers, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there

    I am getting some ducklings very soon the parent s are chocolate bibbed calls but from the picture this baby looks chocolate could this happen?[​IMG]

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  2. Kleonaptra

    Kleonaptra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im no expert, I have 4 little calls that are mixtures of grey and white, 2 drakes and 2 girls (one that looks and acts like a drake but lays eggs) and the drakes have bred with my pekin crosses. I am assuming any number of colour combinations can happen and Im really excited to find out! I adore calls and Im trying to learn more about the colours and breed deviations. I'll post up some pics of mine soon. For now heres my newbies,
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    Here they are on hatch day. The tiny one is pure call, I know the egg is from my smallest call female and the father must be one of her brothers. The larger yellow is a pekin mother and call father, and the dark one is my wild drake and his favourite female (I think) they are in my avatar
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    This is them taken the other day. They have changed so much already!
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    This is Leelu my white call, mother of the smallest duckling. I candled my eggs in the bator today and all 3 of hers look live. She is a special girl.
     
  3. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh how sweet! Can't wait am about to go and collect them it is a 2 hour drive though. Ugh will post pics when they get here
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, in order to get chocolate you need 2 chocolate ducks or 2 chocolate carriers.
    Your baby looks like it may be solid colored, but it may develop some white as bibbing (I believe) is dominant
     
  5. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, the other one is paler than this one and looks slightly lilac? What is going on here!
     
  6. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lilac is a combination of chocolate and blue. So this cold be possible if they parents carry blue genes!
     
  7. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys sorry haven't been on this thread for a bit. The feathers are starting to come in now and on the patches above and below the wings on the one pictured above it is kinda mallard patterning but the tail is coming in choclate. Hellpp!! I have crazy ducks!
     
  8. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics!
     
  9. Kleonaptra

    Kleonaptra Chillin' With My Peeps

  10. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys I have got a pic of the mallard coloured feathers. [​IMG]
     

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