The Truth Behind Crested Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kevin565, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    Crested gene crisis? Bit of an overstatement IMO. Japanese Bantams also carry a lethal gene related to their short leggedness. Should people stop breeding Japanese Bantams as well? So, if people want Crested Ducks some of the embryos die. So what?
     
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  2. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    I'd never read about the bantem gene. Possible not as consistently fatal. I'm sure even if we stopped breeding for duck cresting now, there would still be more than enough to go around on accident for a great many generations.

    Got a link to that Japanese Bantem Info? I'd be interested in a juried resource for that info. Whats the death rate?
     
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  4. Judy

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