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Silky X Runner ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by deeps, May 17, 2011.

  1. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to keeping/breeding ducks and I was wondering if silky ducks and indian runner ducks can cross breed? I have a male silky and some female runners together and was wondering if they can hatch fertile offspring
     
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    As far as I know, in domestic duck flocks, the only cross that will produce infertile, mule ducks, is mallard-type with muscovy. So if the silky is a mallard descendent as are the runners, I would expect fertile offspring.
     
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] they would produce cute little only slightly upright ducks that would be slick like a normal duck and still carry the silky gene.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  4. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silky runners would be so cute!
     

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