Welsh Harlequin: Genetics and breeding quality question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GraceHomestead, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. GraceHomestead

    GraceHomestead Songster

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    Hello Everyone,
    I have enjoyed building up my flock this summer. I LOVE the WH ducks! They are great at foraging and have some great personalities. They come when I say "peep, peep, peep" and I love to sit and watch them.
    At the moment I have 13 WH ducks.
    {Gold:1Drake & 5 ducks}
    {Silver: 1Drake & 6 Ducks}
    Both my drakes and a few ducks are in the middle of their summer molt so at the moment they are all together. I have one silver female that has a dark head. I am hoping after her molt she will lighten up....I would LOVE some input on the looks of my flock. I want to be able to offer hatching eggs come next spring. ANY info would be helpful! Thanks and Happy Homesteading!
    Shaina
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  2. Rysktal

    Rysktal Songster

    Wow they are beautiful!
     
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  3. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    Gorgeous! :love
     
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  4. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    They really are beautiful. I'm just dying to add a WH to my flock - just not sure I want to start over with ducklings again.....
     
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  5. 119chixanducks

    119chixanducks In the Brooder

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    They’re beautiful! What happens if you breed gold female to silver drake? What color are ducklings? Mixed?
     
  6. Senna95

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    Wait till they get a little older and post some more pictures. Don't breed females that have eye stripes, and select for females that have a distinct hood. Read the standard of perfection and select according to it... Nice looking birds, BTW. Good luck
     

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