breeding quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ginnboy, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. ginnboy

    ginnboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 5 A&M quail (2 males and 3 females). I'm wanting to start raising some but over time do I have to add another blood line so not to inter breed mother and son ?
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    You should move one male to Freezer Camp and add two more females. Or else the females might get over-mated.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Quote:You do not need to add new birds to the mix. As you are breeding, save the biggest birds, strongest birds, ones that lay the most eggs, ones with the best plumage, etc... Then make these birds the breeder birds. If you are always breeding your best birds, the stock will improve each time. If you see imperfections in any of them from breeding, then don't breed those birds. Don't keep the older birds for breeding and keep adding the new ones to the stock, as they will lay fewer eggs as they age. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011

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