Chocolate gene

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by featherfooted, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the chocolate gene in Runner ducks act like the blue gene? I have Chocolate, Black and Blue runner ducklings and I was trying to figure out the genetics so later I would know who I should put together for each color ducklings. thanks.
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I'm not sure...I know with my muscovies I can get blue & chocolate in the same clutch--so I'd think so??
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Drake on left / (duck) hen on right.
    black X chocolate = 100% black ducklings, drakelets will be chocolate carriers.
    blue X chocolate = 50% black, 50% blue ducklings, drakelets that carry chocolate.
    chocolate X black = black drakelets that carry chocolate and chocolate ducklets.
    chocolate X blue = black and blue males that carry chocolate, chocolate and lilac females.

    Chris
     
  4. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Genetics is very interesting, but can be hard to understand. Thanks for making it simple.
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I don't know about in ducks or chickens but I sure know I've got the chocolate gene!! And I'm a "pureist" Hershey's only!
     

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