Decided to get some runner ducks, need to choose colors

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Widlast, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all,

    I'm going to get some runner ducks this spring and I would like some advice on the colors to get for maximum variety in the offspring.

    The colors available to me are
    Black
    Blue
    Chocolate
    Fawn & White
    Emery Penciled
    Penciled

    I've been told that Black and Brown breed true
    I know that Blue X Blue gets 1/4 Black, 1/2 Blue, and 1/4 Silver

    What would Black X Fawn & White produce?
    or Chocolate X Emery Penciled?

    I intend to start with 10 or 15 ducklings (probably from Johnson's Waterfowl)


    thanks for the help
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Maybe this will help until someone with knowledge comes on. http://www.ashtonwaterfowl.net/duck_genetics.htm
     
  3. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that breeding a Black drake to Chocolate ducks will produce sexlinked ducklings- so the Black ducklings will be female and the chocolate ducklings will be male (or visa-versa).
     
  4. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I had read about that. Definitely going to get at least one black and a few chocolates.
     
  5. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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