Can you breed a crested?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im getting two khaki campbell females tommarow, but one is crested, I have a khaki male can I breed the crested to mine and will the ducklings be ok?

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  2. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Crests in ducks result from having a single copy of a dominant gene. Having two copies of the gene results in death of the embryo before hatching. Breeders of crested ducks use one crested parent and one non-crested parent, and statistically get 50% crested and 50% non-crested offspring. As long as one of the parents is non-crested, you won't have any problems with the crested gene.

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  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so if I breed the crested to the non crested they will be ok? Thanks.
     
  4. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Crests in ducks result from having a single copy of a dominant gene. Having two copies of the gene results in death of the embryo before hatching. Breeders of crested ducks use one crested parent and one non-crested parent, and statistically get 50% crested and 50% non-crested offspring. As long as one of the parents is non-crested, you won't have any problems with the crested gene.

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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011

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