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#22718 - 06/27/09 12:09 PM Blue Kahki...
KS Waterfowl Offline
Chicken

Registered: 02/19/05
Posts: 106
Loc: Indiana
I have some beautiful Kahki Campbell ducks here that are spectacular layers! I love them! Anyway, a few years ago we had let a lot of our birds run together so we could hatch some mixes to sell for meatbirds. We hatched several birds and one of the drakes we hatched looked like a blue kahki campbell only somewhat heavy for the breed. His parents were either a silver and white or blue and white Ancona drake and a welsh harlequin or kahki campbell hen. SO I was thinking about breeding some blue KC's and have seen them at shows, but would I have to use a Splash (silver) duck or a solid blue duck. I was thinking KC's are the same as BLACK so in order to get all blues I would have to find a splash runner or something like that to use wouldn't I? Just wondering. Probably won't actually try it but I was thinking about it.

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#22719 - 06/27/09 04:55 PM Re: Blue Kahki...
Blackdotte Offline
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Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 913
Loc: Australia
Blue in ducks act the same way as blue in fowl
David

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#22720 - 06/27/09 08:02 PM Re: Blue Kahki...
Krys Offline
Feather

Registered: 03/22/09
Posts: 27
Loc: Minnesota
It's years since I messed with duck genetics.
I think you'll find if you crossed to a Blue Swedish you'd get in the region of 50% blue offspring from a first cross, though I think the white bib from the Swedish would also be present.
If you wanted to get the dark parts of a Kahki Campbell to be blue leaving the lighter parts still brown a first cross with a Saxony would achieve this.
These would only work as a first cross & wouldn't breed true.
Hopefully, if I've misremembered, someone will correct me.

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#22721 - 06/28/09 03:12 AM Re: Blue Kahki...
Henk69 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/06
Posts: 3208
Loc: Netherlands
If you add blue to a khaki campbell duck you would get a kind of buff orpington duck color, although they have additional "buff dilution".

Blue in duck behaves different in the presence/absence of "extended black". In a unicolor duck (=extended black) a double dose blue becomes very light (splash) whereas in a non extended black / mallard type duck it is just a little lighter.

You know about my duck genetic calculator? wink

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