How could this happen

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by msitework, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. msitework

    msitework Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 3 rouen ducks a couple of years ago from a hatchery, one drake & two hens. I've been hatching the eggs & getting beautiful little rouens for some time. I just hatched a clutch & one of the babies has an afro, almost like its tufted. How can this happen when I have no tufted ducks & my rouens are supposed to be pure. I've heard that all mule or crossbreed ducks are only good to eat because they are infertile, is this true?
    Thanks,
    Monty
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2008
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Maybe they had an overnight guest???? [​IMG]

    LOL, I don't know?
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it could be in the genetics . One of their great great grandparents(or great great GRANDUCKS lol) could of been crested and its just showing uo now ?

    Just a thought
     

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