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Magpie duck colors

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HerdingDucks, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. HerdingDucks

    HerdingDucks Hatching

    Apr 3, 2012
    Hello duck experts! I've been lurking and reading for some time, but this is my first post. I have a question about magpie color inheritance. If you breed a black/white magpie drake to a blue/white magpie hen, what color are the babies likely to be? How about if you breed the same black/white drake to a black/white hen? Thanks for reading, hope to hear some of your experiences!

  2. knightie

    knightie Chirping

    Mar 1, 2012
    Wow, no one commented on this at all? Well black and blue should work just like chickens black and blue get you blue black and splash and black to black (if the black is pure will give you black but if its not you could get blacks and blues)
  3. Finny

    Finny Songster

    Jan 5, 2014
    HerdingDucks, I am just going to warn you (although you might already know this) that if you are planning on breeding magpies, breeding them with true coloring is a difficult task.
  4. learycow

    learycow Crowing

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    Black and black gives all black.
    Black and blue gives half black half blue.
    Blue and blue gives blue, black, and splash

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