Buttons and Coturnix Q

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dipsy Doodle Doo, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Hi! Is it physically and genetically possible for a Button male to mate and fertilize a Coturnix female?
    I ask because I have a single Coturnix female in a Button quail pen and she's just started laying... and I was curious.
    Thanks,
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    Lisa
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    It is my understanding that they can't but I will look into it LOL never really out much thougth into it
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
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  4. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    If they can breed, wont the babies be sterile...

    This is interesting.. Maybe some one should hatch some out if possible.. And see if the babies are fertile..
     
  5. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have also been thinking of this, I am almost positive its possible..
     
  6. PoultryPotts

    PoultryPotts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue about qail but I have seen pictures of Phickens. Phickens are half chicken half pheasant.
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I can't find any information someone should try
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yes they can, it's been done before however almost always will need to be artifically inseminated [​IMG]


    Sam and I have talked about crossing them hoping they'd be fertile [​IMG]
     
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Coturbutton?
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Someone needs to do it!
     

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