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Silky X Runner ducks

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

  1. deeps

    deeps In the Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    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
    Last edited: May 17, 2011

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    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 Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    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 Songster

    May 6, 2009
    Dixie, WA
    silky runners would be so cute!

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