White mallards ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrykeeper08, May 9, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are white mallards really a white mallard or are they crosses . I have wanted to buy some eggs to hatch but i dont want to buy them if white mallards arent actually mallards . Do they produce all white offspring or do you get colord ducklings and hite ducklings

    Any info would be great [​IMG]
     
  2. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I had not heard of white mallards, but apparently there are albino mallards. My guess is that if you bred two true albino mallards that you would probably get true albino offspring. However, some mallards are only partial albino, in which case you would probably get some regular mallards and some partials along with some true albinos.

    You might find this article interesting.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    There are some white mallards out there that are true white mutations of gray mallards. There are also several white call crosses out there. There are a few people that buy a white mallard and breed it with a bad call.
     
  4. Medusa M

    Medusa M Out Of The Brooder

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    yes ,they are out there as i have one pure bred (i make sure that my ducks are 100% pure bred) white male mallard, he has been paired with my pure bred fawn mallard female and have produced some white ducklings along with many other colour variations (but all colours that came out were all colours in the male and female

    he has also bred with some of my normal looking (wild colouring)pure bred mallards and some have came out pure white

    so im not sure if it is a colour mutation but the white colour is passed down to the ducklings and it seems to be quite dominate
     

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