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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:47 pm 
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I bought 3 ducklings from a hatchery asking for all girls. However I have 2 boys and a girl.

Ordered again from the same hatchery 2 girls. I got a girl and a boy.

Can I mate a boy with a girl from the 1st batch or do I mate him with the girl from the second batch? I was told thwat batch 2 are from a different phases from the 1st batch.

But just not sure. Suggestions would be fantastic!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:19 am 
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It depends on the breeding practices at the hatchery but unless the hatchery has only a small number of breeders the ducklings are unlikely to be too closely related and any of them could be mated together without a significant risk of inbreeding.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:10 pm 
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Agree. They are very unlikely to be related.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Awesome thank you both.


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