call duck fertility

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by philipkrug, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. philipkrug

    philipkrug Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2011
    Remsen, IA
    im new to call ducks. i recently got a pair of greys and a trio of pastels. i have them seperated now but they were all running together for a little while. how long do i have to wait before i can be certain they will be pure greys and pastels? any info would be very appreciated
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    If it were me and the ducks are NOT laying yet, I would wait 2 weeks, but if they are laying then I would wait about 3 or 4 weeks..............but thats me.
     
  3. philipkrug

    philipkrug Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2011
    Remsen, IA
    they just started laying. ive gotten 2 eggs. but i really dont even want the possibility of crossing colors. ive always been pretty big on keeping my birds pure to color. i roughly figured 2 to 3 weeks. i just want to make sure
     
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    You do not have much to worry about though. The grey and pastel, if mated together will produce blue fawn, not a mixed color. So you can separate them if you wish, but you can also set any eggs you get during that time and get blue fawn.
     
  5. philipkrug

    philipkrug Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2011
    Remsen, IA
    i didnt know that. maybe i will set a couple eggs and see what happens
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by