breeders

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tuesdays chicks, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
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    how do you choose which to use for breeders, and which to cull? do you choose the largest to breed?
     
  2. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People usually pick larger birds when they are breeding for meat. Others breed for looks if they are trying to develop a particular color or pattern. Any bird with an obvious genetic defect usually gets culled; such as crossed beak, which is usually a sign of inbreeding. Aside from that, it is usually just the breeder's personal preference.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:X's 2 [​IMG]
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Most breed to the standard, even if they do not show. The APA book of standard.or ABA book for bantams, it is good place to start, breeding to what you are looking for if you have clear idea works to or a combination. By using the standard you will get an idea what birds to cull. Some breeds don't show there true 'colors' till they are at least 9months old.
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I concur! [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Most breed to the standard, even if they do not show. The APA book of standard.or ABA book for bantams, it is good place to start, breeding to what you are looking for if you have clear idea works to or a combination. By using the standard you will get an idea what birds to cull. Some breeds don't show there true 'colors' till they are at least 9months old.

    There really isn't a 'standard' for coturnix that I'm aware of.
     
  7. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Quote:Most breed to the standard, even if they do not show. The APA book of standard.or ABA book for bantams, it is good place to start, breeding to what you are looking for if you have clear idea works to or a combination. By using the standard you will get an idea what birds to cull. Some breeds don't show there true 'colors' till they are at least 9months old.

    There really isn't a 'standard' for coturnix that I'm aware of.

    But there should be! [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:There really isn't a 'standard' for coturnix that I'm aware of.

    But there should be! [​IMG]

    I think someone was searching through the 'recent posts' and didn't notice that the post was in the quail forum lol
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:There really isn't a 'standard' for coturnix that I'm aware of.

    But there should be! [​IMG]

    Eggsactly [​IMG]
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most breed to the standard, even if they do not show. The APA book of standard.or ABA book for bantams, it is good place to start, breeding to what you are looking for if you have clear idea works to or a combination. By using the standard you will get an idea what birds to cull. Some breeds don't show there true 'colors' till they are at least 9months old.

    1 LIL TINY PROBLEM HERE...... QUAIL HAVE NO SHOW STANDARDS.
     

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