Duck egg fertilization

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MelissaB17, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. MelissaB17

    MelissaB17 In the Brooder

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    Hello, everyone. I have kind of a strange question, and I’m not sure how to word it, so please bare with me. I had two pairs of ducks. A male and female mallard (domestic), and a male and female buff. My female buff died a few months ago, so the male buff, and male and female mallards were left. I saw both males (buff and mallard) mate with the female (mallard) at different times. Last week she successfully hatched three babies. My question is: is it possible for different babies from the same clutch to have different dads? I hope that makes sense. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. albinosilver

    albinosilver Songster

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    What do the babies look like?
     
  3. MelissaB17

    MelissaB17 In the Brooder

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    These are her babies. I'm devastated that the one on the bottom did not make it. The one on the top, I had to separate from her, because she was plucking its feathers out. (It's doing well, and eating well now.) And the baby in the middle is doing fine with mom.
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  4. albinosilver

    albinosilver Songster

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    They definitely look like buff/mallard crosses.
     
  5. MelissaB17

    MelissaB17 In the Brooder

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    Thank you, so much, for your reply.
     

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