Crested x non-cested breeding, duckling ratio?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklove334, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    this a long time in coming...4-9 months!

    anyways, as you know little Jumper is a crested mallard, and SHOULD be a hen, if she is when she ia old enough to breed, and takes an interest in my non-crested drake Jacobi.

    what will the ratio of ducklings be in terms of crests and not??

    I was always told crested x non = 50/50 chance for both, basically if 10 ducklings hatch, 5 will be crested and 5 will not? is that true??
     
  2. tileman@prodigBird Raiser

    [email protected] Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it should be 50/50 bit you might only notice it if you hatch large batches.
     
  3. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    ok, yay lol, I've wanted crested mallards for forever.

    I might one day add snowy mallards to my flock,but I doubt it, since I said after Jumper NO more flying/wild breeds [​IMG]

    ofcourse if I did, i'd wanna have crested snowies, how would that work??, I know breeding a snowy to a grey wouldn't result in pure color.
     
  4. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that even with 2 crested ducks your chance is 1/4% that they will be crested..My crested breds with a non crested and I have never had a crested yet!!
     
  5. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just read 50/50 also:thumbsup
     

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