Muscovy Genetic/Color Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chicken_boy_Kurt, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Can I breed a black 'Scovy to a chocolate one? Or are they completely seperate colors with completely different genetics?
     
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Yes you can. A Muscovy is a Muscovy. [​IMG]
     
  3. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Okay, well, yes it's possible to breed them, but would the colors be screwed up, or would I get chocolate and black ducklings from the mating?
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Most likely they would all be black since black is dominant but they will probably have chocolate hidden in their genetics.
     
  5. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, mating a chocolate drake over a black duck gets you black drakelets and chocolate ducklets.
    Chocolate is the only sex-linked gene for color in ducks.

    More information here: http://www.muscovyduckcentral.com/genetics.html
     
  6. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Okay, thanks. :]
     
  7. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Well thats weird.. One of my friends crossed a Chocolate over Black and a Black Over Chocolate and he got all black ducklings? [​IMG]
     
  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    That means the Male must have been the Black and wasnt split to Chocolate... I had the same issue this year...
     

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