[Tweeters] Duck ID
angela at stillwatersci.com
Tue Aug 9 14:34:19 PDT 2011
The duck has been domesticated for thousands of years, and these are
considered "breeds," just like a Labrador Retriever is a breed. A
"designer dog" is a mix of breeds, like a "labradoodle, so I wouldn't
call them "designer ducks." Poultry shows are great fun.
They won't "breed true" when they mix with wild mallards. These all
descend from the mallard, so they readily interbreed.
Angela at stillwatersci dotcom
From: retief at deweydrive.com [mailto:retief at deweydrive.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 1:39 PM
To: Angela Percival
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Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Duck ID
Thank you, and the others, who so graciously replied without calling me
for knowing :-).
You have all provided me with a bunch of good reading, and an education
If I understand this correctly then, this bird could be an "escapee", or
result of a mating by a bird on the fly with a domestic bird? This is
interesting reading, I never really thought about "Designer Ducks"
why not, since we now have "Designer Dogs".
When this occurs, finding one in the wild this way, do they then breed
do they just get mixed into the gene pool and what shows up, shows up?
Obviously this bird did not have any problem with finding a mate.
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