Chocolate & White Muscovy Genetics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by poulet0heureux, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. poulet0heureux

    poulet0heureux Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. New to the BYC and new to muscovies. I picked up a few this spring that were hatched out of a communal nest - several (2 females and a male) ended up being mostly chocolate with a few white feathers here or there. Of the potential parents I saw most were blue and white or black and white - didn't see any other chocolates. Would I be correct in assuming a) that the parent ducks were chocolate or chocolate split to white? and b) that, if bred with other (unrelated) chocolates that the babies would also be mostly chocolate with some white?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hi @poulet0heureux Welcome to BYC..

    I have had Muscovy's for going on 12 yrs and don't understand gentics but there are a few on here who do so maybe posting this on the Muscovy thread would get you your answer..

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/130753/muscovy-keepers-share-your-pics
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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1070028/duck-breed-focus-muscovy/110#post_16340488
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016

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