Has anyone ever crossed a Cayuga with a Magpie? UPDATE PIC PG 3

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-R-Us, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Magpies recently started laying eggs but my Magpie drake has not been interested in the hens at all- he is still young. Anyway, I have a Cayuga drake that become real interested once I put them in his pen. Their eggs are now fertile and I did put a few in the incubator just because I couldn't resist. [​IMG] Now my questions is what am I going to end with? [​IMG] Magugas? or Caypies?
    Has anyone have any pictures of these?
     
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  2. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mutts?
     
  3. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they will be mutts! [​IMG] But will they be nice looking mutts!

    The best dog I ever had was a mutt, maybe this will be the start of something!
     
  4. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two drakes, a Saxony Runner and a VERY active Magpie in a mixed flock with 3 ducks a Magpie, a Saxony Runner and a beautiful black duck of unknown parentage. It wasn't apparent that the Saxony Runner drake fathered any of the offspring (and my gut feeling is that he might be sterile). I ended up with one with several pure Magpie ducklings, several Runner mixes (that looked more like Fawn and Whites) than anything else and one gorgeous black duck who I'm certain was the result of the black duck and Magpie pairing. The black momma duck was lighter weight and more upright than her black daughter (who is a gorgeous black, with no white coloration anywhere). I had thought that any ducklings from the black duck and Magpie would have some white coloring, but I did get this pure little black one and I'm suspicious that the Fawn and White colors resulted from the Magpie/Saxony Runner cross as they are all more Runner shaped.

    I'm not sure of the genetic mechanism (though I make some attempt to understand it), so don't know if this gives you any clue to what you might get or not.

    Below is my black 'mom' duck and her brood (the pure Magpies hatched a few days later) - she was setting on eggs that were from both her and the Saxony Runner duck. / A picture of the two Magpies (the drake had the solid cap) / and a picture of the solid juvenile black duck (she was younger then but now is more Magpie shaped and a lovely dark glossy black with green and turquoise sheen).

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  5. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the pictures! They are very nice looking ducks you have. The black duck does look like a Cayuga hen. I just love all ducks! Maybe when it's 30 below this winter and I am out shoveling snow and chipping ice just to get to my duck house to feed and water them I will think otherwise, but I doubt it![​IMG]
     
  6. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can not help but I am sure they will be adorable. Subscribing to this topic so I can see what happens. Good Luck!
     
  7. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put them into the incubator on Sunday night so it will be another 24 days before they hatch! November 15 is day 28. You might have to remind me to post pictures - but I will. I put 10 eggs in so we should get some of those to hatch.
     
  8. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I have a magpie female and a cayuga female, so no babies here but i cant wait to see what you get! My runner drake though loves both these girls so hopefully my ducklings will be as interesting as yours [​IMG]
     
  9. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think Mayugas... sounds CUTE!!!
     
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    OHH! If we are voting i say Mayugas too, cus caypies makes me think of cowpies.
     

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