Snowy mallards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by critterranch, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone is trying to sell me 3 snowy mallard hens and a snowy call drake cheap 5 each they are one year old. you think i should buy and breed them what will i get? can the snowy call drake mate all 3 hens. they are pretty. any one else have snowy mallard / call crosses?
     
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  2. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am confused about what you are asking. You say there are 3 Snowy hens and a Snowy drake. If you bred them, you would get all Snowies. Do you know if they are pure or crosses? If they are true Snowy Mallards, they should breed 100% true. We have raised them here for a number of years and love them. That is a great price too. As far as the number to pair together, we sometimes have bred 4-5 hens per drake. In larger flocks with multiple drakes, you can breed even more per drake.
     
  3. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry i ment 3 snowy mallard hens with a snowy call drake
     
  4. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, okay! Well, the color breeds true so all offspring will be the Snowy color. The biggest difference between the two is size and shape of body/bill. When you breed them together, you should get all Snowy colored birds about half way between the size of a Call and Mallard. You could probably even sell them as Snowy Mallards and just tell potential buyers you outcrossed to a Snowy Call drake. Most people that are not looking for show ducks probably will not mind. I am sure you would have a market for them. I have virtually never had any problems selling all of ours that hatch for the year.
     

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