Swedish duck question!!!!!

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  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so insted of getting anconas, I am now gonna be getting blue swedish ducks. Heres my question....

    Which colors should I get? Blue, or black?

    And if I get both colors, if I got a blue drake, and black hens, and I bred them, would that mean I get blue, and black ducklings? And would they be sexlinked?

    Thanks guys!.... Going to the swedish duck thread now! [​IMG]
     
  2. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you would get blue and black but they would NOT be sex linked
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, ok. Oh, and I dont think I will be getting any blue ancona eggs from you...

    What about a blue to a blue, is it true I would get 50% blue swedish 25% black swedish with white crests, and 25% silver swedish. Is it true about the crests?
     
  4. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, ok. Oh, and I dont think I will be getting any blue ancona eggs from you...

    What about a blue to a blue, is it true I would get 50% blue swedish 25% black swedish with white crests, and 25% silver swedish. Is it true about the crests?

    I think one of the parents has to be crested to produce crested offspring, but I am not sure.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, ok. Oh, and I dont think I will be getting any blue ancona eggs from you...

    What about a blue to a blue, is it true I would get 50% blue swedish 25% black swedish with white crests, and 25% silver swedish. Is it true about the crests?

    I think one of the parents has to be crested to produce crested offspring, but I am not sure.

    I thought thats what it said on metzer farms sight. But I dont know. Im gonna go check....
     
  6. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black to Black=100%Black
    Black to Blue=50% black-50% Blue
    Blue to blue=50% Blue-50%Silver
    In order to get Crested,at least one parents must be crested or carry the crested gene. Breeding Crested to crested will give a lethal dose of the gene killing roughly 50% of the birds, and can leave the others with skull and brain deformities.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So, blue, to blue, gets NO black?!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:So, blue, to blue, gets NO black?!

    I like the sound of blue to blue. [​IMG] that would be some pretty ducks, maybe 1 blk hen one blue hen and one blk drake or silver drake?
    what would happen if a silver drake bred with a blue and blk duck?
     
  9. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    BluexBlue supposeibly gives you 50% blue, 25% silver, 25% blacks.

    I had a Silver Drake with a Black Hen and got all Blue.
    I also had a Blue Drake over a Silver hen and got all Blacks.

    I find these genetics very interesting. You can always get more Blacks than Blue or more Blue than Blacks and etc.
     

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