Hatching Black Swedish from Blue

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kmoreau, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Kmoreau

    Kmoreau Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    I know that it is possible to get black swedish from blue swedish parents, but what is the probability?

    I am wanting a black swedish duckling really badly, just as a pet (not show). I have been looking around and no one here has them local. My friend was going to place a chick order with ideal, and she also wants 2 ducklings... she doesnt care about breed, just wants to try her hand at them. I know that we have meet the minimum that ideal has set. I noticed however that they only advertise blue swedish, and say some black may be included. How likely is that, and anyone with experience?

    I am thinking or ordering 3 female blue swedish and hoping one turns out be be black, and she can have the other two, does that sound about right?
  2. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    The probability is about 25% of all hatchlings will be black. Practically, you could get far more, or none at all. Only time will tell.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Call them and ask. I suspect that because they will have black Swedish available, and fewer people want them, they will agree to send you a black Swedish.

    You would have to place your order over the phone if the web site won't allow you to specify black when you order Swedish.

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