Duck genetics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tmcook, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. tmcook

    tmcook New Egg

    Feb 29, 2016
    I have two drakes, a blue Swedish and a Rouen. I have four hens, a black Swedish, mallard, Cayuga, and a black and white magpie. My black Swedish hen just hatched a bunch and babies which all came out how black Swedish should look except one which is completely yellow. Will he/she turn white or another color? I don't know where the solid white came from. Help.
  2. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2010
    Any one of your ducks and drakes could be hiding a recessive white gene. It wouldn't' show up till one of the babies inherited it from both mom and dad. I wouldn't be surprised though if it wasn't a white bird. You have a lot of different genetics going on in your mix, and could get some really interesting colors.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016

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