Duck Sex Link ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AnconaDuck, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. AnconaDuck

    AnconaDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, I am new to Ancona Ducks colors in a sense. I have always had blacks, but we hatched our first blues and chocolates in addition this time!!

    From what I have reserched, if I have a Choc female x Black drake, the female offspring should be black and the drake ofsrping should be Choc. Is this correct?

    Also, would the same thing happen with a Blue female x Black drake??

    Thanks!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No!

    Chocolate is recessive and sexlinked. So a choc drake over a black female would give choc daughters and black males.
    A black drake over a choc female would give black offspring only (if the drake wasn't split for chocolate).

    Blue is incomplete dominant and not sexlinked.
    Black male over Blue female gives 50% blue 50% black.
    Blue male over Black female gives the same.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009
  3. AnconaDuck

    AnconaDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, thanks for the help.

    We had a black drake x choc female hatch out blacks AND chocs, so the drake has to be split for choc?

    I knew I should have just stuck with the black...so much easier to understand [​IMG]
     

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