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Can anyone tell me about magpie genetics?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jazzyfizzle, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. jazzyfizzle

    jazzyfizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!

    Can anyone tell me the basics of magpie genetics? [​IMG]



    Thank ya!!
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well the magpie pattern is considered one of the toughest to perfect and get to breed through true. Even two good parents are likely to produce a lot of mismatched ducklings. I hate to say this but since you can usually spot a good pattern shortly after hatch the usual procedure is to produce lots of ducklings and cull heavily. If it is known how to get a good cap to be passed on to birds with good body markings, it is pretty much a breeder's secret. I have to disclose that I failed with them, maybe someone that was sucessful can tell you more. good luck!
     
  3. jazzyfizzle

    jazzyfizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your reply! Is there anywhere I can go to get the specifics of colors when breeding? Such as blank x blank will produce- blank, or do not use these certain colors together, ect.?

    For example, what would happen if you bred a magpie to a white?


    thanks!
     
  4. LAMchop

    LAMchop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Does this mean magpie is a color of ducks and not a breed? I have two young ducks that I was told are magpie. These are my first two ducks and so far I know nothing beyond the fact that they love water!

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  6. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:they are a breed , and yes a colour
     
  7. jazzyfizzle

    jazzyfizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the link. I appreciate any educational material I can get, we are just learning. I would be happy to keep any non-conforming colors as pets. But would love to have some nice bibbed and magpies to breed later.



    Thanks!
     

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