Is this blue or silver?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WestKnollAmy, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    My Muscovy girl hatched out Runner eggs for me but one died during a rainstorm so I have this one growing up. It is from my Blue Runner girl with my black Runner drake. My blue Runner girl is very blue and has a few spots on her.
    So watching this one mature I am thinking blue but was not sure what silver actually looked like. Wouldn't silver be more of a white color?

    And I am thinking I am hearing quacking now instead of peeping but I am hoping for a girl so it could be me! Not me quacking but rather me thinking I am hearing quacking. Just wanted to clear that up in case you all thought I was spending way too much time in the pool with the ducks![​IMG]

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  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't have a whole lot of experiance with ducks, but i'm thinking blue. very pretty [​IMG]:
     
  3. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dont know what colour she is...there are all shades of blues going into silver. I dont know about anyone else but to me the silver is more pale with a grey beak like the duck behind the brown. I have 7 babies just 3 very pale yellow with a hint of silver with grey beaks and 4 are yellow with a hint of creamy brown with a mixture of gery and orange beaks so Im wondering if she will turn out like the last 1 in my photo. What ever colours they are Ilove them both and Im glad my ducks are kicking them out. I would vote for your duck to be a silver and I have a feeling mine might turn out a silver shade like yours or lighter but not so white. We will find out in 4 weeks or so.
    Your duck is very pretty what ever colour she is.
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  4. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont think you can get silver from black x blue, but i am NOT an expert lol. I think it is a blue [​IMG]
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Quote:I am always confused by the color of ducks. I guess I don't study it enough.
    I thought perhaps silver may be more like the duck in your photo on the far left. But what do I know? [​IMG]
    It just seems that at one time someone showed me a duck and told me it was silver and I saw blue and another time someone showed me silver and I saw white.

    Does silver come from breeding blue to blue if not blue to black? Again, I should study up on all this color stuff.[​IMG]
     
  6. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am always confused by the color of ducks. I guess I don't study it enough.
    I thought perhaps silver may be more like the duck in your photo on the far left. But what do I know? [​IMG]
    It just seems that at one time someone showed me a duck and told me it was silver and I saw blue and another time someone showed me silver and I saw white.

    Does silver come from breeding blue to blue if not blue to black? Again, I should study up on all this color stuff.[​IMG]

    from how i understand it, blue ducks have 1 dose of blue and silvers have 2 doses. so from black x blue there is only 1 dose available, and blue x blue has 2 doses available. i could be completely wrong though [​IMG]
     
  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I sent a pic of Blue to Metzer Farms, they said she was silver

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    I'd say you have a blue ducklet
     
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  8. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever she is, she is darned cute!!!! [​IMG] (I really shouldn't look at the duck threads, it makes me really want a duck!!!) [​IMG]
     
  9. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's blue. You cannot get silver from a cross between black and blue. Silver is like the photos from TLWR (very pretty duck BTW..... I love the black bill with the silver coloring).
     
  10. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, you're right silver comes from a blue blue mating. Breeding two blue ducks, would create 50% blue, 25% silver and I think 25% black.
     

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