button quail and corturnix quail hybrid?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailss, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. quailss

    quailss Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2010
    will button quails and coturnix quails be able to crossbreed? If so, would it be a male cortunix with a female button or would it be a male button and female coturnix? and will their offspring be infertile?
  2. jbobs

    jbobs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried this once, both ways - I had a button roo that had a coturnix girlfriend and he used to mount her several times a day, so I put in a bunch of her eggs and they were all infertile. Then for a laugh I tried AI from a male coturnix toa female button and they were also infertile. That was just one experiment though. They are from the same genus so it would be more likely for it to be possible than those silly bob-birds.
  3. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 4, 2011
    I've got a few really small japanese in with my buttons, had some eggs laid, hoping the button roos fertilized them.
    I don't have my hopes up. I read about an experiment to artificially cross turkey and chicken and only like 60 eggs
    out of 3000 or so were fertile and I think less than 20 hatched, and they were all sterile. But anything can happen. =)

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