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WH/Blue Swedish

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LLCoyote, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. LLCoyote

    LLCoyote Chirping

    May 24, 2011
    Has anyone ever seen this cross? How does it work out laying wise? Size wise? Are they pretty? Just curious.

  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

    Feb 24, 2011
    Canberra, Australia
    All of the offspring will be solid coloured and most with bibs. The males will be either blue or black and the females either chocolate or lilac. The females will be that colour because Welsh Harlequins have two chocolate or brown dilution genes that are recessive and sex linked. The offspring will all have one dose of this gene but it will only show in the females (black diluted to chocolate and blue diluted to lilac).

    They will possibly be a little smaller than Swedish in sise but I'm just guessing on that. How well they lay depends on the parents rather than the breed. I have two Swedish that are incredible layers and two that are very ordinary.

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