Breeding Coturnix Colors

Discussion in 'Quail' started by WaterfowlWierdo, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some Rosetta(British Range) coturnix and some tuxedo of Tibetan (Dark British Range) If I cross the two will I eventually get a Tibetan or do I cross the tuxedos until one comes out?
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If there is a tuxedo involved on the dark colors you are always going to get tuxedo offspring.
     
  3. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if I cross a rosetta with a tuxedo, will I ever get a solid colored bird?
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    In my experience no. However I have not tried doing it for multiple generations consecutively ie breeding the offspring of a tux/rosetta cross back to a rosetta, then doing it again with those offspring. It is possible. Assuming it would be about a year faster for you to order the tibetans from JMF or some other place.
     
  5. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for saving me from the trouble! Will definitely try to acquire some soon!
     
  6. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the link for JMF. You will definitely be impressed with the quaility their eggs. My first purchase of eggs (from a vendor that will remain un-named), the survival rate was very poor with several that needed to be culled compared to JMF. Every JMF egg that hatched had a healthy chick that grew much bigger than the quail from my first 2 hatches.
    James
     
  7. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    James how do you drop a link in like that?
     
  8. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks James!
     
  9. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome, you will not be disappointed. And if you call, get a pencil and a ton of paper ready to take notes. Robbie is a genious when it comes to quail. If you fail to record what he says, you will mess up a great opportunity to learn from a "master". I still have the scribbles from when I called him in April.

    Sent you a PM. Hope it helps.

    Spending the weekend making 2 more cages. I'll try to post some pics if I some time. Yeah, who am I trying to kid???
     
  10. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will be sure to do that!
     

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