QUESTION: regarding Self Blue Muscovies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I need some help...

    Does Anyone know what my results will be if I breed a Self Blue drake to Black, Blue and Silver hens?

    I am considering just keeping my young Self Blue drake from this year for breeding but am so new to the color i am not sure what i will get with him over my girls. This is my first year with Self Blue Muscovies so I am a bit clueless on their genetics for breeding and theres not much info online.
     
  2. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Self blue and blue in muscovies are entirely different genetically.
    Self Blues are genetically classified as lavenders.
    If you only have one self blue I would breed him to blacks not the blues or silvers
    if your goal is to produce more self blues.
    Self blue x black offspring would be black but carry the self blue gene.
    You could then breed those back to the parent or another self blue in order to make self blues.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
    http://cottage_rose_birdsnblossoms.webs.com/muscovyducks.htm
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    UGH... I was trying to avoid keeping the young Blue drakelet and hoping I could get away with keeping just the Self Blue. Thank you for the info, i really appreciate it!
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you can certainly breed your self blue to the other colors
    but I'm not sure what you'd get with self blue x blue.
     

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