Crested Breeding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1lpoock, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    When breeding ducks with a crest, is it better to have a drake with the crest or the duck? Which one will have the higher chance of babies having crests? Also, can crests appear on any breed of duck? Can a drake and a duck that both have no crest breed and have a duckling with a crest?
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Well, I did some research and found out that if you get a crested drake, he can make any breed crested(except muscovy).
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I was wondering the same thing.. the only thing I thought was that one duck has to be crested and the other non crested. If the drake "carries" the crested gene (one parent was crested) does that increase the chances of getting crested babies when mated with a large crested female? I stink at genetics!! Do you have a link to information you read? I would appreciate it! [​IMG]
  4. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    i think it does not mater wich parent cares the crsted gen. If i remaber croltly if you beerd a non crested with a crested
    you will get 50% crsted and 50% nnot crsted.
  5. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    I dont know what the rate is but I know someone who has lots of cresteds and both hen and drake and he still gets lots of babies minus the crest!!
  6. tileman@prodigBird Raiser

    [email protected] Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2008
    I have a crested Rouen hen and am breeding her to regular Rouen male that should not carry the crested gene. I the crested rate hatch was 1 very good crested, some with small crest and the rest with no crest but should carry the gene. If anyone is intrested in any I have some for sale.

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