Can you breed a buff toulouse to a gray toulouse?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Felicia, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I know its possible, but will I get weird funky colors that aren't showable? I am going to be getting some dewlap toulouse, and if I can't breed them together (without the chance of getting bad color) then I will only get one color.

    Thanks!
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Pretty sure you would get mixed coloring. Do you mean the dewlap toulouse? I love the buff dewlap toulouse. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if you would just get some of each color or in some breeds (I know nothing about Toulouse) when buff x gray are bred together it results in blue offsping.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    To make the buff dewlap, the breeders would breed the dewlap gray toulouse with american buff geese, and thats how they made the buff toulouse-dewlaped.
     
  5. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, it would be Buff Dewlap Toulouse [​IMG]

    Hmm. So I am guessing it would be a bad idea to mix them.
     
  6. shavalgen

    shavalgen Out Of The Brooder

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    If the you cross a buff male to a grey female you will get grey males and buff females.
    Grey male to a buff female produces all grey offspring but they will be split to buff.
    Buff is a sex linked gene in waterfowl.
     
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does this work no matter the breed....like if you had gray and buff Sebastopols?
     
  8. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome. So that means if I breed a gray male to a buff femal, I can actually color sex them...that would be nice. [​IMG] Thanks for the info. Very very helpful. I guess I will be ordering some grays and buffs.

    edited so that it would be more understandable...
     
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  9. shavalgen

    shavalgen Out Of The Brooder

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    It doesn't matter what breed the genes still work in the same way. So will definately work with the sebs.
     
  10. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info shavalgen!
    Do you know alot about color genetics?
    We're fumbling around in the dark on the new Seb forum trying to figure out colored Sebs and how it works.
    Maybe you could give us some advise?
     

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