Cross breeding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jay262, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i cross breed my indian runners with mallards for royuens, will there off spring be sterile? Or could i breed there off spring to get young in the future.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The offspring will be fertile. Runners and Rouens are mallard derived breeds and carry the same chromosome number. Mallard or mallard derived breeds crossed on muscovies produce sterile offspring. (But they sure are good to eat!)
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Having a hard time trying to imagine why you'd want to, but they'd be fertile.

    A real Rouen drake might be a bit large and heavy for a Runner duck. I'd worry about her getting injured.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2. I have 2 rouen drakes. They are huge!!! They would probublly hurt a female runner.
     
  5. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not really wanting to its more of a question of curiosity. More what if i did? Im prob not going to due to the concerns i was just curious to if anyone had before thats all.
     
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  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean "what if I did?" What if you sid what? Sorry im just a slight bot confused [​IMG]
     
  7. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats confusing? I was just curious to if i crossed my birds would they be sterile. I think my question has been answered now though so ty for the replies.
     

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