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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Is there a specific duck breed where the primaries 1-4 are white with rest of the wing feathers being a darker colour? I hatched one unknown duck from an egg I found and the first 4 primaries on each wing where white with the rest of the duck being black/brown. It was a very interesting duck and I found the fact that on both wings only the first 4 primaries were pure white, very interesting and was wondering if there was an actual breed of duck where this is part of the breed standard??

Edited to add: Also all it's young also had the characteristic 4 white primaries on each wing so it's obviously a dominant trait.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Hi, does your duck have a white patch between its legs too or some extra white around its neck region? generally what you're describing is associated with the Pied colouration. I think the gene is associated with the fawn and white indian runner duck as well as the blue swedish but there are a few members of the forum who might be able to give you a good answer based on genetics :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:30 pm 
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No it's not pied at all. I know it seems to have Appleyard in it but it was just an egg I picked up and incubated.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:48 pm 
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That duck to me, looks like a Muscovy crossed with an Australian Black Duck (a native species) or a Mallard.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Highly unlikely considering where I found the egg, there were no muscovies and it was fertile. Even it's babies had babies

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Where exactly did you find egg. Was it a local park, show pen or maybe a friends bird. Either way would help with the guess


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:24 pm 
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A produce store where they have all sorts of breeds of ducks and chickens running around, but they have no muscovies there.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:44 pm 
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seeing its from a produce store then that would explain muscovy cross. there may not of been one there when you got the egg yet eggs mum may of only arrived and still be fertile from wherever she came from or there could of been a muscovy drake there the week before.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:52 pm 
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That would not explain the fertility. Though I know it is rare , it is possible but considering she had 12 eggs and each one hatched and then all those ducklings had more ducklings....it seems unlikely

I wasn't asking what it was anyways, I merely wanted to know if there is a breed of duck where the standard says the first 4 primares need to be white?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:53 pm 
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So did you buy a dozen eggs from store


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I didn't buy any eggs, this one was laying on the ground, I picked it up, took it home and incubated it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Nick wrote:
That duck to me, looks like a Muscovy crossed with an Australian Black Duck (a native species) or a Mallard.

Nick

Sorry about before said someone else said this. But Nick IMO has hit the nail on the head :thumbs: as this is completely a no brainer. You took a egg from a produce store that sell waterfowl, so no way of knowing what type of bird could of been there the day before.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Thanks but I didn't ask what the bird was. I asked if there was a breed of duck that had that characteristic of the first 4 primaries being white? I'm not concerned what breed the duck is, I just would like to know if anyone knows of a breed of duck that only has 4 white primaries on each wing.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Photo up of mystery breed = opening the door for discussion on what breed it is. :hmmm:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:21 pm 
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XD I realize that now shell, but I'm just trying to get the thread back on track to my original question. I am asking because I am actually considering if it could become a possible new breed for me to work on since all her young have bred true *shrugs* who knows.

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