Will Runner Ducks & Regular Ducks Interbreed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by djaousfarm, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. djaousfarm

    djaousfarm Just Hatched

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    I want to add some runner ducks to my flock but I am worried they can interbreed with my Cayuga ducks? Which would be a problem for me because I want to keep them all pure of breed.
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yes they definitely will crossbred VERY readily.

    All domestic ducks except muscovies are descended from mallards. That means they will interbreed very freely and all will be fully fertile. except for the crosses with muscovies, that results in mule ducks.
     
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    djaousfarm Just Hatched

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    Awe, thank you so much for the answer, I have been googling it for some time now, and I couldn't find an answer!
    Thank you for your help :)
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to help, sorry the answer wasn't what you hoped for.

    The well bred runners do look fantastic don't they? Used to know someone with show bred black runners, they were just beautiful and cool with way long necks and necks with the bolt upright stances..
     
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    djaousfarm Just Hatched

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    Yes they do! When I get another house opened up, I plan to possibly get some!
     

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