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#57140 - 03/12/05 03:59 PM call duck color
Goat Man Offline
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 42
Loc: Pennsylvania
i would like to know what i will get if i breed a white call to a snowy call. will it be half white, half snowy , or all whites, or just a poor quality snowy? did'nt the snowy call come from breeding white to grey?

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#57141 - 03/12/05 05:58 PM Re: call duck color
Duck Boy Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 278
Loc: Canada
You can get just about any colour if you cross White and Snowy. The way the white genes work is that they "mask" what colours and/or patterns the bird has. I have heard that most white birds are grey(mallard) or black coloured "underneath" the white, but they can carry any colour genes. One thing that is for sure (if you cross snowy with white) is that all the offspring should be coloured. If you get white offspring its because the snowy birds you used are carrying white genes.
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#57142 - 03/12/05 06:19 PM Re: call duck color
Rob2 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 3068
Loc: Pennsylvania
Snowy is wild type w. 2 harlequin genes(li^h/li^h). better to breed snowy to gray, getting all grays then cross them together. I think thats when you get all snowys again.

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#57143 - 03/12/05 06:42 PM Re: call duck color
Rob2 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 3068
Loc: Pennsylvania
snowy X gray normally produce all gray F1, mate the best typed F1 males to F1 females to produce offspring in the ratio of 3 gray to 1 snowy. these snowys will breed true.
Dave Holderread, "Storeys Guide th Raising Ducks".

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