Button X Cortunix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by doxies1, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. doxies1

    doxies1 Chirping

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    Has anyone tried to cross button and cortunix quail? I don't know how close they are and if they will cross but I bet it would give more docile quail than the buttons.

    Quail lady I guess you might have the scoop on this.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

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    Quote:My only question.... what good would this be? [​IMG]

    Too samll for meat, too small for eggs, I just don't see the usefullness, other than the cool factor. [​IMG]
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I know of people who have and my only question is why? Other than trying to create a hybrid that's colorful? I just think that we should preserve both species of quail and if we want to work on colors, work on it within the bird and not bring in a different one.
     
  4. BAMABIRDS

    BAMABIRDS Chirping

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    Would they not be sterile and besides it's really not good for anything
     
  5. doxies1

    doxies1 Chirping

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    Quail lady --I was looking at it from the aspect of calming the hyper temperment of the buttons I have seen. I brought in a Cortunix to keep a lone button company and my wife fell in love with it except for it's size. Cortunix are a little too big to keep in the bottom of finch cages.
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Songster

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    These can be crossed. As can a coturnix and a bobwhite.[​IMG] Plus some other crosses with bobwhites...
     
  7. thekid

    thekid Songster

    i rember its called the bob bird
     
  8. bluere11e

    bluere11e Songster

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    Quote:I agree..
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Songster

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    Quote:Yes sir, not the politician though.[​IMG]
     
  10. thekid

    thekid Songster

    Quote:Yes sir, not the politician though.[​IMG]

    hahahaha
     

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