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How do you get snowy mallards?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mckenzie, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. mckenzie

    mckenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white mallard hen and a regular colored drake. If i cross them will i get snowy mallards?
     
  2. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely not by crossing those 2 colors. Think of a white duck as one that has been painted white. It could be any color underneath, but the white gene covers it all up. So by mating a white and a grey you could get any multitude of colors. Including some incredibly cool and beautiful ones, but it will be a complete surprise.
     
  3. mckenzie

    mckenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you get a snowy mallard then?
     
  4. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    snowy x snowy or purchase them?
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Or snowy x grey = grey split then grey split x grey split = some snowy!
     

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