Can Diving Ducks breed with Domestic Ducks? Namely, will a wild Redhead breed with a Mallard or Cayuga?


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Almost all "normal" domestic ducks are descended from the common mallard, so escaped farmed ducks can sometimes (rarely) breed with mallards. The progeny are usually more like the domestic duck than the mallard. Cayugas are different from both and it is extremely unlikely that interbreeding would be successful with either white domestic ducks or mallards.

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