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Has anyone hatched eggs from Blue Swedish x Black East Indies?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dipsy Doodle Doo, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. I hatched a couple of eggs from my Swedish duck pen and thought "these look so different from any others they've given me ---really different". I raised them and kept watching them, thinking these two just don't look right. Well, I finally figured it out. I have a black East Indies bantam drake that just roams around (flies around, he's a good flier) where ever and he must have gotten lucky with one of the blue Swedish girls. He is so darn tiny, I didn't think it was 'physically' possible he could mate a big duckgirl.
    The 'grown now' ducks are dark blue, have black bills and feet, and small or no bib, but they are full-sized. I know 'where there's a will, there's a way', but it was funny that I didn't even consider the BEI guy as a potential father.
    I might have thought of it sooner if if the ducklings had been small, but they are as big as the Swedish. They are both really pretty, but obviously not Swedish!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Would love to see some pics. [​IMG]
     
  3. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why wouldn't they pass as swedish?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:They sure are pretty!!
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like Blue Swedish to me. Just hatchery quality and not show quality. I've seen a lot worse than that come out of the hatcheries.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 they dont look like crosses.
     
  7. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - they don't look like crosses. They still may be but there is no reason to think so from their appearance.
     
  8. Really? Thanks, I thought they looked so different from any other Swedish ducklings I've hatched from that pen that they *must* be crosses.
    Here are a black pair from my blue Swedish pen:
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    They (and all the other ducklings with the exception of the first 2 circled) look like what I expect.
     

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