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 Post subject: Blue Rouen Clairs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:50 pm 
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here's a few pics, a couple you may have seen before in other threads.

these are what you would call designer ducks and are a demonstration of what can be achieved once you get your head around colour genetics

colour form is Blue Trout, which is Light phase mallard with single blue dilution.
this is a non standardised colour and we're calling them Blue Rouen Clairs.

blue rouen clair ducklings

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blue rouen clairs in first feather

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and blue rouens clairs almost in full colour, second set of feathers, another week should have them looking alittle neater

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and for comparison here's what the standard rouen clair looks like
light phase mallard, NO blue dilution

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Rouen Clairs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:05 pm 
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Ducklings are darker (blue/grey areas) than my saxony as expected. Dorsal spots can still be seen on Saxony if you look carefully.

I didn't expect the duck to be quite so evenly coloured. Amazing what a single dose of blue can do. They look very nice, great substance.

Edited to add saxony Ducklings for comparison, the same genetically (colour-wise) as above except for an extra dose of blue (Blue trout = Bl/bl+, Saxony = Bl/Bl)

Saxony Ducklings (note dorsal spots, facial markings, very soft grey/blue)
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 Post subject: Re: Blue Rouen Clairs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:43 pm 
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cheers Ross, your pics a great addition, we have some sax's laying now, hopefully in 5-6 weeks we should have a hatch, the drake and 2 of the girls are on loan and will be returned once the ducklings hatch, we'll be keeping atleast two females from the hatch/s and putting one of the blue RC's over them.

we have a spare blue RC drake, interested :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Rouen Clairs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:17 pm 
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RnBs WATERFOWL wrote:
cheers Ross, your pics a great addition, we have some sax's laying now, hopefully in 5-6 weeks we should have a hatch, the drake and 2 of the girls are on loan and will be returned once the ducklings hatch, we'll be keeping atleast two females from the hatch/s and putting one of the blue RC's over them.

Hi Richard, best of luck with your Saxony hatch. Your Blue Trout (Blue Rouen Claire) drake x Saxony ducks should produce some quality Saxony IMO.

RnBs WATERFOWL wrote:
we have a spare blue RC drake, interested :?:

You bet :)


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