crested duckling from non-crested parents??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lach Cnoc Farm, May 6, 2009.

  1. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible? Neither parents were crested. Father came from Privett Hatchery and mom is a Muscovy...I am so stumped, it really looks like hes got a small little crest on the back of his head.

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  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Crest has a very variable expression. Can be huge gigantic triple bumps all the way down to 'looks smooth headed'(but is genetically crested).

    Smooth headed crested ducks aren't that uncommon, have see this situation show up on here at least twice that I noticed. Probably happens far more often when there's a mixed flock containing several obvious cresteds- some smooth heads amongst them probably are crested too just not so obvious from hatching the eggs.
     

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