When do the eggs become pure?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GracefulBantams, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    I had all my LF ducks running together, but I recently separated them to get pure eggs for hatching. I need to know how long it will be from the time they were separated until the time the eggs will for-sure be pure breed.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    I think most people say the sperm can be stored in a female for 3 weeks or more. I would give it a month just to be sure
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I know they say that for chickens, but what about ducks? Is it different for ducks?
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    I really dont know but i think a month is your safest bet. IMO
     
  5. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Okay, thanks.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    You are welcome. If you like i could hatch them out after a month of seperation to let you know... hint, hint [​IMG]
     
  7. GracefulBantams

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  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You need to discard the eggs for the first five days, then start using them for hatching if you want purebreds.
     
  9. Professional

    Professional Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Greyfields. You may still get some mixes, but waiting an entire month is overkill. On average, 10 days is considered appropriate. It does vary by species, and maybe even by individual. Turkeys would probably need the longest time. Another way to look at it is, start at five days, and even if you still hatch a few mixes, the pures will come when they come, and you'll be getting them as soon as they are fertilized.
     
  10. GracefulBantams

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    Okay, thanks [​IMG]
     

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