Why are there no auto-sexing breeds of duck?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JoeyOsborne, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. JoeyOsborne

    JoeyOsborne Out Of The Brooder

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    theres all sorts of types of auto-sexing chickens so why is there no breeds of duck or am i just unaware that there is some? many thanks
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am far from an expert in ducks, but nearly all the autosexing varieties of chicken were crossed with barred rock. in chickens females need 2 genes to be barred, males only need one. therefore if you cross a barred hen and a non barred rooster, the offspring will be autosexing- males will be barred (white dot) females will be solid colored.

    again im not an expert in ducks, and dont understand their genetic lines. but it could be possible to create an autosexing variety by crossing a white female with silver genes to a red colored male if they exist.

    corrected for wrong information.
     
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  3. JoeyOsborne

    JoeyOsborne Out Of The Brooder

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    alright thank you very much
     
  4. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Murray McMurray sells an auto sexing hybrid duck that are called Gold Star Ducks. Their information does not include which ducks are used in this hybrid.

    The chicken genetics on making sex link hybrids that loveourbirds gave you is completely wrong.
     
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    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    In some strains of Welsh Harlequins you can sex ducklings by their beak color at birth. Many members have found this to be fairly accurate.

    If I'm not mistaken Golden Star hybrids are sex linked but not a auto-sexed breed.
     
  7. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is the same information i have found on the gold stars. i just started looking into it after i read the OP's question. all i know about ducks is they are funny looking chickens.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You haven't paid attention. Roosters have 2 Z chromosomes where the barring gene resides, hens can only have 1 Z chromosome and thus only 1 barring gene.
     
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