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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:02 pm 
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new to white mallards and out of curiosity what makes a white billed Mallard genetically? Is it possible to hatch one out of orange billed mallards?


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 Post subject: Re: white billed mallard
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:09 am 
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Do you mean pink billed?

The genes for pink bills are dominant. So if you have orange billed birds they won't have the genes to produce pink bills. That's how I understand it anyway.... There is not a lot written about the genetics of bill colour. There are a couple of pages on it in Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks (2nd edition, published in 2011).

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