Muscovy Genetics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BirdBrain, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Is there a muscovy genetics primer some where? I am trying to figure out what my crew will end up with. I have a blue drake and what I was pretty sure was a chocolate drake, but he continued to get darker and darker. He is almost deep purple black. He doesn't fit his name much any more...Cocoa. The 3 hens are blue, buff? and one that I can't tell if she is more buff or brown pied. Do I sound confused? I am.

    I am assuming that if I breed the two blues I'll end up with the typical blue genetics percentages. The other drake is low man on the totem pole so I don't know what his chances are of siring anything. He is not supposed to be black as I ordered an assortment that did not include black. He was completely brown as a duckling. I guess I am just wondering what I could end up with for colors. Anyone want to take a stab at this?
  2. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    Can you post a pic of the drake in ? Blue X Blue = 25% Black, 50% Blue and 25% Silver(2 copies of the blue gene)
  3. rollyard

    rollyard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2010
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
  5. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Thanks. I will try to get pictures tomorrow. It is already dark here and the sun doesn't come up until mid morning. I'll see what I can do.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by