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DUCKGIRL89

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How can you make anconas with only one female ancona and a khaki male?

And I know this is gross but how many times can you breed ducks offspring back to the parents? (what I really mean to say is how many generations)
 
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Eroc1_1

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They won't be pure Ancona. I think you would see that after 3-4 generations of inbreeding you would see a lot of issues. But I can't say with 100% accuracy.
 

DUCKGIRL89

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Well, I know they wouldnt be pure. But more ancona thqt khaki. I really want some anconas but I dont have enough money to get some from boondockers. Plus mom wont let me.

If I breed the ancona girl to the khaki boy, I will then have half and half. But if I then breed a male to the mom I would have three quarters ancona, thats enough ancona for me, but if I then took two of those girls and 1 boy and bred them would that be to much inbreeding? Thanks.
 

jdywntr

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Research genetics. Just because you are breeding them like that does not mean you are going to get anything that looks like Anconas. Just because they are 3/4 ancona, does not mean they will look like that as they will have khaki in them.
Instead of looking at duck genetics, which can be confusing and usually deals with color. Search "line breeding"
This requires experience as you will be magnifying positive AND negative qualities.

What are you going to do with all of the ducklings? If you can't afford to buy anconas, how are you going to afford to care for a bunch of ducklings?

Please consider these things before breeding. I did not think that I would end up with 11 ducklings and it has been very hard for me to find homes for them. At almost 7 weeks old, I still have 8.
 

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