Silver muscovy colors

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Muscovies, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    When you Cross blue and blue or blue pied and blue pied do you get a large amount of silver or silver pied ducklings?

  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    you should get About half Silvers, or less. If the grandparents were all blues you would probably get more Silver babies but if they were blacks too you'll probably get less Silvers.
  3. rollyard

    rollyard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2010
    The gene for blue is either there, or it isn't, so only influence from parents really needs to be considered. If you cross blue to blue (N/n+ x N/n+) then probable outcome progeny-wise "could" be approx one in four (25%) ducklings pure for blue (N/N), ie silver. They may or may not be patterened silvers, depending on the presence/absence of other/pattern/dominant/recessive influencing genes.

    Blue (N/n+) cross blue (N/n+) =

    25% N/N = Silver
    50% N/n+ = Blue
    25% n+/n+ = not blue/siver

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