Mandarin Ducks, White and Original Color.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by texascowboy1979, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Who has Mandarin Ducks here on the Forum?

    Ive looked into nest boxes.... How do the babies get out of the nest box? It looks steep. 18", WOW, thats a deep nest.

    Please post pictures of your Mandarin Duck enclosures. Im curious to see the cage, pond, nest, if its on wire, and if you have success breeding them.

    So whats the code for White Mandarin ducks... is it a dominant color, recessive, or codominant.

    Example. If you were to breed a Standard color Mandarin duck with a White mandarin duck, what color would the babies be?

    WOuld they be Original Color Split to white?

    Or would they be co Colored?
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  2. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    I have my pen and my nest boxes posted on my thread in my signature. The white gene is sexlinked


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  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Since the gene is sexlinked it can't be carried on the W chromosome so if the female carry's the gene it will be expressed and can't be hidden (split) so only males can be split to white and they will be normal colored.
     
  5. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So the white mandarin is a Sexliked Trait?

    Then if its a Sex link Trait, then I understand. Ive worked with Sex Linked Traits in the Cameo Peafowl.

    thanks
     

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