Breeding different color feather sexing quail

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https://myshirefarm.com/product/feather-sexable-coturnix-quail-hatching-eggs-5-colors/


I've been thinking of getting these hatching eggs and my question is if I hatched from eggs they layed and I didn't separated the different varieties would the chicks still be feather sexed
 

Nabiki

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It depends on what colours hatch. None of them hatch 100% true, so there's a possibility that you might end up with some that aren't, but most should be.
 

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It depends on what colours hatch. None of them hatch 100% true, so there's a possibility that you might end up with some that aren't, but most should be.
So if I want to keep breed with the ones that I first hatch and want to be able to feather sexing I should thin them off to one color variety
 

Nabiki

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So if I want to keep breed with the ones that I first hatch and want to be able to feather sexing I should thin them off to one color variety
If you keep the feather sexable mix, the offspring will probably be 90% feather sexable. I would probably breed the easiest to feather sex (pharaoh, falb fee) and stay with those, but it really depends on what you want.
 

FloorCandy

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I see the photo example included is a roux variety. There are a few options you can have with this mix. They will be wild pattern or Italian pattern, from wilds you will have pharaoh, egyptian and falb fee among the possibilities, and Italian will offer Italians, manchurians, pearls, and autumn ambers (I apologize if I’ve missed any). All of those are feather sexable, meaning that at a few weeks of age you will see different feather patterns emerge for the different genders. But if you receive any roux males (egyptian, or autumn amber), if you pair him with a non roux (pharaoh, Italian, Tibetan etc) they will be auto sexing at hatch. The result of a roux male over a non roux female will be all roux females and non roux males.
 

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