Sex-Link Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Omniskies, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Omniskies

    Omniskies Songster

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    I'd like to cross a Black Cayuga and Khaki Campbell to make some sex-link ducklings and had some questions about the genetics involved.

    If I have a black drake cross that came from a black male and chocolate female cross, then cross that black drake to Campbell hens, would I still have sex-linked offspring or would the chocolate genes the father carries get in the way of that?

    What I'd like to do is the following:

    black drake (black x chocolate cross) on a chocolate hen.

    The end result is to be able to immediately separate out broilers and egg layers without having to wait.

    Thanks.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    That sounds interesting. If you experiment, let us know what you find.
     
  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Songster

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    I'll definitely be experimenting. It's just that all the ducks I want to experiment with are sort of a month old right now. We're looking at a six month long project - minimum. I don't have a problem with the time frame, but if I can find out an answer sooner it'd be helpful [​IMG]
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

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    It would seem that the chocolate that the drake has would be 'getting in the way' of making a sexlink, but I am not 100% sure.
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

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    Depends on if the color is dominant, codominant or simple recessive.
     

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