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Blue Swedish Ducks
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Blue Swedish Ducks

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Blue Swedish are similar in size to the Rouen and are very hardy ducks. They were developed in an area called Pomerania which comprises the coastal regions of Germany, Holland and Belgium. For many years this area was under the Swedish throne. As there are several written references to the breed in the 1850s, development probably occurred in the 1830s and 1840s.

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The most interesting component of the Blue Swedish breed is the production of the blue color. Blue birds do not breed true. In other words, if you cross a Blue Swedish with another Blue Swedish, only 50% will hatch blue. You will also get 25% black with white chests (called Black Swedish) and 25% that are a very light grey color, often called Silver or Splashed White Swedish. To produce the blue color you must have heterozygote parents, meaning they have a black and a silver gene for feather color. In addition, the first two or three primary flight feathers are pure white in a Blue or Black Swedish duck. This, along with the correctly sized white patch on the chest, makes the Blue Swedish a difficult bird to perfect in terms of feather coloration.

So that we can produce 100% blue colored Blue Swedish, we have two breeder flocks. In one flock we have Black Swedish males and Silver females. In the other flock we have Silver males and Black Swedish females. All the progeny from these crosses will be the correct blue color. In June when we need breeders for next year, we switch the males so Black are on Black and Silver on Silver. We collect these eggs for about three weeks and hatch them for breeders. Then we switch the males and go back to producing the correctly colored Blue Swedish for the rest of the season. This is the reason we do not have Blue Swedish or Blue Runners available in July of each year.


Customer Reviews of Blue Swedish Ducks

January 11, 2021 | Dopey

Dopey is a beautiful bird, she will come if you promise treats, but doesn't like to hang ouround for a snuggle session. Overall a good pet

December 18, 2021 | Amazing Ducklings in Great Condition

This Blue Swede showed up in great, energetic condition and grew quickly. Very healthy and beautiful.

May 20, 2022 | I'm the duck whisperer with him

Had our sweet Swedish Blue for a week now, he arrived healthy and is eating and drinking well. Very happy with Metzer Tennessee Farms for getting to me by Wednesday. May 18 2022

July 31, 2022 | Great Duck Choice

These ducklings are so hearty and now they are half grown they are beautiful!!

March 12, 2023 | A new favorite breed

I love the coloring on these ducks and they have such an excellent temperament. I ordered a straight run of 6, one got trampled as a duckling, but I now have 5 grown ducks that are gorgeous. I did end up with 4 males and 1 female which I want to balance out eventually, but they are so calm that it hasn't been a problem. I have them housed with another breed which is less calm and the flock has a good vibe. The males and females have very similar coloring, but the best tip I have is the male ducks have curly cue feathers on their tail. I hope to add more to my flock in the future.