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genetics question in call ducks....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by novanod1966, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. novanod1966

    novanod1966 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for all you call duck experts:

    i have a snowy drake and a bibbed hen = offspring?
    i also have a snowy drake and a gray hen= offspring?

    i know nothing about the recessiveness of their parents (what hidden genes are there) as i bought the eggs from ebay. hatched 2 snowy drakes and 1 gray hen and 1 bibbed hen (black with white bib)

    don
     
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Probably just mixed colors because most of the eggs on ebay are coming from a mixed color flock, so it's a surprise with whatever you get.
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Calls are very similar to Indian Runners in the large variety of colours and the resulting colour patterns when they are crossed. Its one of the things I really love about both breeds- but yes..as mentioned above- crossing these two with already diverse genetics could leave you with some very colourful babies- you could expect a number of different combination from each individual hatch.
     
  4. novanod1966

    novanod1966 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm kinda hoping for some of the bibbed variety and a white or two. i dont mind the variety of colors.... i just dont want all of the offspring looking like "mallards"..... :)

    don
     

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