If you have runner ducks of different colors

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by momma's chickens, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    do you get one color or the other when they breed and hatch. If you have a chocolate and a blue or a black and blue or so forth and what if you have fawn colored runners in that mix. I am just curious. Or is just a muddy mix? [​IMG]
     
  2. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the genders of the ducks. It would be easier if you list what sexes you have in each color. Chocolate on Black, for example, is a sex-linked mating.
     
  3. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    Non yet, LOL. I was just trying to figure it all out!
     
  4. GrannySue

    GrannySue Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll be experimenting in the spring. I have 2 white drakes, 1 white duck and 5 other ducks of various colours. I hope to hatch a few out to see if the white gene is dominant, have no idea of the parentage of my coloured ducks.
     
  5. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White is definitely not dominant. There are several good duck books that have genetic sections. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks is one that a lot of people have and like.
     

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