Seen this color before?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Muscovynmore, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Muscovynmore

    Muscovynmore Chirping

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    This is a duckling from last spring's hatch:
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    Is she not the cutest thing? She is double-blue-gene lavender, by the way.

    Has anyone else had such an obvious "mismark" before? I'm pretty sure I could breed more black into her descendants. . . .
     

  2. me and my pal

    me and my pal In the Brooder

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    i like that nice black spot right in the middle of her back
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    post back pics after a few months would love to see what she looks like then, she is lovely.
     
  4. Muscovynmore

    Muscovynmore Chirping

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    There she is!
     

  5. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Songster

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    Beautiful! Absolutely stunning!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Wow beautiful!
     
  7. Muscovynmore

    Muscovynmore Chirping

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    Lavender Mussies are my favorite, especially the barreds. Does anyone know what color might be best to breed her to? I was thinking black, but blue might work just as well. Preferably the pied gene . . . a black-pied lavender would be hilarious, though maybe impossible.
    She's calico, too, by the way. She has white feathers on her neck.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I'm not into the genetics of what color to what for breeding, but i sure will be interested in seeing what you get when you decide. Since your in NC. have you seen BHeps Scovies she has some Lavenders as well.
     

  9. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

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    I'm not 100% on color genetics but: blue is a dilution of black. lavender is self blue and dilutes other colors. If you were to breed this female to a black drake, the offspring would be all be black. You could then breed the offspring with each other to pull the lavender back out. Here is a link to a muscovy color calculator. It can be a little confusing. Just use the chart for the colors

    You'll have to copy and paste all of this. It would not paste as a link. Or just search for muscovy color calculator.

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