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Snowy mallard breeds with a Black East Indie Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AuberyMirkwood, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! I have a genetics question for you. If a snowy mallard breeds with a black east indie the black will be dominant right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes but there is a chance you could have some snowy or snowy mixed with black., but still keep in mind that this is a mixed breed and cannot be sold as a black mallard or snowy east indie.
     
  3. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I was curious how the harlequin genes would interact with the black. :)
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there should be no harlequin genes if it is a true mallard
     
  5. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I am in no way a duck or genetics expert but I was given to understand that Snowy Mallards were breed from wild mallards, but with the addition of two recessive harlequin genes that gives them the snowy white color.
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah no there was a mutation in a gene for wild mallards which created the snowy color and thats how some people believe welsh harlequins were made.
    they have snowy genes not harlequin genes harlequin genes belong to welsh harlequins.
     
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