Runner color genetics question.....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thomassio, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. thomassio

    thomassio Out Of The Brooder

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    What color offspring would a black drake and a chocolate duck give please? I had a read through 'storeys guide to raising ducks' but it's still not making sense to me! Thanks.
     
  2. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Male x Chocolate Female = All black offspring.
    Chocolate Male x Black Female = All Black males and All Chocolate Females

    The chocolate male to black female is a sex linked mating, because of the brown dilution gene. Here is really good genetics calculator that I like to use when I am playing around with ideas.

    http://kippenjungle.nl/kruisingEend.html
     
  3. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @kswaterfowl

    Great link! Thanks!
     
  4. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This also works with Gold and Silver phase welsh harlequins. You can use a brown male (gold) over black females (silver) and the ducklings will all be gold hens and silver drakes.
     
  5. thomassio

    thomassio Out Of The Brooder

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    Great link kswaterwofl. Thanks very much.
     
  6. Thassa

    Thassa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I crossed a Fawn and white runner male over a chocolate female I'd get lilac? Or am I reading it all wrong?
     
  7. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I think you would get pied chocolates. Our fawn and whites in the US are not the same as Fawn in the UK. I think you would Chocolates with runner pattern genes/pied. I think what is called Fawn & White in the UK looks more like our Pencilled & White Runners. The calculator is not a US version, it is based on European/Continental Colors. They try to get as close as possible with their "American Translations". I will double check, but am pretty sure I am correct. Chris & Mike Ashton have a wonderful book about colour breeding in Indian Runners. You can find it on Amazon or their UK site.

    Fawn & White US version

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2013
  8. Thassa

    Thassa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got ya! I didn't see how it could make sense with the absolutely tiny amount of color genetics I know but I thought I'd ask. Thank you for answering!
     

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