Is It A Swedish? Or Maybe Cuyuga?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by poultrycrazy, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok o i have a duck and she is a blue splash color and i am dying to knowwhat she is and her quality. Tell the truth! i can take criticisom (sorry for the spelling) pretty well and so can she!
    Here she is !!!
    (its the fat blue one!)
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    When she waas a little younger
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  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna say blue cayuga. Swedish have the white bibs
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes cayuga
     
  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want a call duck that color. She is gorgeous.
     
  5. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, she has a nice lacing around her feathers, anyone now the quality of her? And what would te offspring look like if i bred her to the mallard drake
     
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Blue cayugas are NOT a breed recognized. She is very pretty though [​IMG]
     
  7. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bred my blue call to my mallard drake on accident last year. The ducklings were all blue fawn. The hen wasn't all blue, she was blue and white, but you'd think the blue gene would do the same thing to the mallard pattern either way. They ended up very pretty.
     
  8. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Looks exactly like my cayuga Opie when he was younger! [​IMG]

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  9. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does look most like a Blue Cayuga. She is probably a mix that came out like that or a production quality Blue Runner that has lost its' Runner type after a few generations (someone else here had one that looked very similar and they quickly lose type in subsequent generations in it's not selected for). Anyway, it is a pretty easy color to get. I would probably call her a Blue Cayuga.

    If you breed her to a Mallard drake, in theory you should get 50% Blues and 50% Black. You should really not get Blue Fawn because of the extended Black. Since you are crossing wild-type though to an extended Black based color, there will likely be some amount of the wild pattern showing through (although, generally not enough to really look like Blue Fawn). Some sources say Black is dominant, but it really does not appear to be. It darkens the feathers to mostly Black, but not entirely, hence some darkened Mallard pattern will show through. The Blue gene then will be inherited by 50% of the offspring and 50% won't get it, so basically you will end up with 50% Blacks and 50% Blues, some of which will have poor quality color from being only heterozygous extended Black (E/e).
     
  10. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just breed it to the mallard and see what happens!
     

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