White/Barred Muscovy

Harborotter

Songster
5 Years
Dec 4, 2014
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I was wondering if a white Muscovy can carry the barred factor? I realize that it would not be visible, but would it carry it and be able to pass it on to it's offspring?

Thank you for any answers!!!!
 
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learycow

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 1, 2011
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Certainly!
Barred won't show on the outside unless the duck has 2 copies of it. So by breeding your white to a barred drake (any barred or one you know is a barred carrier) that will tell you if she carries the barred gene. If any offspring at all turn out barred, then shes definitely a carrier
 

Harborotter

Songster
5 Years
Dec 4, 2014
348
55
121
Washington State
I doubt she is. I don't know what her parents were as she was given to me. But she is pretty and her babies will at least carry the barred factor. I got lucky and was given both hens.

 

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