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How is this duckling possible? (pics)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lovesgliders, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Songster

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    I have a mixed backyard flock of 14, mostly magpies, covered by a magpie drake. None are crested. I have raised them all from ducklings and none have/had even a tiny crest. Yet here this little one is.

    I always thought crested was a dominant gene? I am baffled! I sold all the rest of this year's ducklings but just had to keep this little guy!



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  2. sunnyfishy

    sunnyfishy Chirping

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    That duck is awesome and you should feel awesome. I have a mallard with a crest, but I swear it just made her a target for our male pekin, because he'd always grab that fluff of feathers.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Someone in the family must have had a crest. way back, Sure is a cutie.
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Crowing 8 Years

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    Or, maybe it is a random mutation.
     

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