Does the color of mix duck eggs determine which breed the duckling will look like?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckee, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Duckee

    Duckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rouen duck breeds with my jumbo pekin. She lays all white eggs. Does this mean the ducklings will be identical to the pekin duck? Does the color of mix duck eggs determine the breed the duckling will look like?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Nope egg color is determined by the breed of duck so if your Rouen is mating with your Pekin she'll lay a white egg because that's the color egg Pekins lay but her ducklings will be a mix of their parents. Pekins mixed with other breeds make beautiful ducklings.
     
  3. Duckee

    Duckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the egg color will match the drake's breed (pekin)? I was thinking since the rouen is the female, the eggs would be kinda blueish. I'm fairly new at all of this, but excited to possibly get a patchwork duckling :DDD
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Now wait you didn't say in your first post your drake is Pekin and your duck is Rouen I read it that your rouen was the drake since you said it mated with your pekin. So your saying your Rouen lays all white eggs? and she should lay blueish, I didn't know Rouens laid blueish eggs. Yes she will have a patch work duckling and still possibility of some all white too. But most likely they will be colored like both parents. Sorry I misunderstood you.
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    This came from Cackle Hatchery

    www.cacklehatchery.com/rouenpage.html
    Rouen Ducks are the basic coloration of the Mallards only larger and do not fly ... Purpose: Laying and Meat Production. Egg Color: Blue Green to near White.
     
  6. Duckee

    Duckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry I confused you. Thanks for the info...gets me super excited. :D
     

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