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
    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 Songster

    Sep 10, 2008
    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
    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 Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    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 Songster

    Oct 13, 2008
    port orchard,WA
    i just read 50/50 also:thumbsup

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