will ducks inbreed with their parents when they grow up?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by showjumper_girl2002, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I have 4 muscovy ducklings that i'm raising away from the other ducks right now since they're so young. I was wondering if, when they grow up, and I put them back out with the hen that layed the eggs will the males try and breed with her or the hens breed with the dad? If so is it ok even though they're the mom and dad? So basically if the hens offspring breed with her or the drake will the eggs be infertile or have something wrong with the ducklings due to inbreeding? Do I need to keep them separate?
     
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  2. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody? [​IMG]
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they will all interbreed, no it won't hurt anything. [​IMG] Interbreeding in ducks, according to Dave Holderread, becomes a problem primarily after six or seven generations. So for a couple generations you're okay--after that, try to bring in a new drake to replace some genetics.
     
  4. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! Thanks for the reply [​IMG]
     

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