New Black & White Duck


Black & White Duck with White Pekin Ducks

We have a new duck that a friend gave us. After a week or so it has integrated with our ducks and now goes out to pasture with them to munch on the remaining grasses under the November skies.

Outdoors: 32°F/26°F Spots of Sun
Tiny Cottage: 62°F/60°F

Daily Spark: The English pirate crossed his seas and dotted his teas.

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3 Responses to New Black & White Duck

  1. A reader emailed me suggesting that the black and white duck is a Blue Swedish Duck. Looks like a good match.

  2. Sal says:

    Except I think it really is a Black Swede, not a blue- yours looks black (think Daffy Duck) and Blue Swedes are greyish/steel blue.

    • You may well be right. On the Wiki Swedish Blue duck page they mention black as a variant:

      Genetics
      The color of Swedish Blue ducks is due to heterozygosity in a color gene. If a Swedish Blue duck and drake breed, the young are the usual 25% / 50% / 25% ratio in:
      25%: A homozygous form, black where the blue should be.
      50%: As the parents.
      25%: The other homozygous form, splashed or silver with combinations of blue and black and white.

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