why do 2 of my ducklings have a white ring around their neck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by leo3323, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. leo3323

    leo3323 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2009
    im curious because they are rouen and crested mix and i have 4 2 of them have the white ring around their neck and the other two dont.[​IMG]
  2. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    The white ring is an incompletely dominant trait (to the best of my research). I have spent the last five years trying to use that trait to develop a duck that I can sex at hatch with that characteristic. The trait does NOT appear to be sex specific unfortunately. But it's sure been fun to have a plausible excuse to use when folks want to know WHY anyone would hatch and rear a hundred ducks a year![​IMG]
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have swedish/mallard mixes, and 1 has a ring instead of a bib... What do you DO with a hundred ducks a year?

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