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Cross Breeding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LeviHan, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. LeviHan

    LeviHan Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it okay to cross breed Pekin, West India, and Black and white magpie ducks? I think that I have 4\5 boys (2 of my pekins, and my West India have drake feathers, but my last pekin hasn't lost it's fluff around the tail so I can't tell) and my black and white magpie (Nemo) is a girl. I won't be able to get more ducks until next year, and I can't get rid of any of my ducks, it's just too hard for me to, so I was wondering if they would all look okay mixed together.
     
  2. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think it would be perfectly fine to breed them... You can breed chihuahuas and wiener dogs after all ;)
     
  3. 1cock2hens

    1cock2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you want to breed them? Just to have more? Pets? If you have trouble getting rid of them already you will have more trouble with mixed breed ducks. It's technically ok to breed them and I'm sure they would be adorable but I honestly advise against breeding just to breed, you should have a purpose.
     
  4. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, it would be hard to re home mixed duck... I currently have 14 eggs under a broody hen and they are lavender Orpington/ leghorn cross... And a bantam Cochin mix :p do I don't know how easy it will be re home them :D
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    It is fine....Lots of people buy mixed Ducks...
    I rescued a Pekin Buff cross, She is a great little hen....Going to cross breed her with my Mallard Call Drake...Cute!
     
  6. LeviHan

    LeviHan Out Of The Brooder

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    I like my ducks aaaaaayyy too much. They're very entertaining to watch. I just wanted to make that there wouldn't be any issues with crossing them, by that I mean physical issues. I got ducks because of all the tiny seed ticks my chickens and guinea aren't eating and so far they're doing a great job. I also want to start selling eggs as a small source of income.
     
  7. 1cock2hens

    1cock2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Physically they will be 100 percent fine, if you take into account hybrid vigor they will probably be healthier than there parents ^_^
     
  8. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Just make sure there is a market for the eggs first;)
     
  9. LeviHan

    LeviHan Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes. Fresh eggs sell great where I live.
     

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