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Self Blue Ducks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ace_king_brahma, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Castroville, Texas
    I didn't know if ducks could produce self blues. I bought a bunch of ducklings in one of Ideals duck deals and I recieved a big group of blue swedish. One was pale from the start and I thought maybe it was actually a fawn runner. Nobody wanted to buy her for the longest time and I decided to keep her for myself. When her feathers started coming in I kept thinking they were looking lavendar in color. And as more came in it was looking very close to self blue to me. I'm not sure so what does veryone think? If she is do I follow the same general breeding plan for chicken self blues?

    Here is Lavendar Ducky:

  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Looks Splash to me (the lighter patches and all) but, I don;t know much about ducks.
  3. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Splash was my guess too....my splash swedish is almost all white, with darker splotches here and there. A certain way I look at her though, and she has a light blue "tint" to her. [​IMG]
  4. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Castroville, Texas
    Splash then? Now that I look at the pics I notice the lighter spots on her back and tail. I only really noticed the ones on her chest before where the usual blue swedish marks are. She has real light blue color all over it's almost grey. I'm mostly glad I kept her because this is my first duck in this color.
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Muscovies come in a self blue, but I don't know if other breeds do or not.
  6. angelmarie

    angelmarie Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    well i dunno much about ducks, i only know about mine, but that one is beautiful, i wonder if its like the lavender silkie that was such a hot topic

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