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can I house different types of quail together? ??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by RaynBO, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. RaynBO

    RaynBO New Egg

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    I have 1 bobwhite and 25 coturnix. I don't know if they are regular size or jumbo, I see some are bigger . Will they cross breed?
     
  2. gingerly1983

    gingerly1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have jumbo coturnix but my father-in-law gave me a Texas A&M male because he didn't have anywhere to put him. I saw him making 'frisky' with one of my females and I have gotten 2 solid white eggs recently. I don't know if they're fertile yet, I just put them in my incubator. The only thing I can think is that white Texas A&M made my hens lay white eggs. I'm still newish to raising quail but I never got a solid white egg until I put him in my pen. So to stop rambling and answer your question, yes, I think they can cross breed. Lol
     
  3. RaynBO

    RaynBO New Egg

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    I am new to this also.
    Interesting. I get a lot of white eggs I have put them in the incubator and so far none have hatched. I have a few in there now so will know by the 12-13th if the whites hatch.
     
  4. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had white eggs but chick came out brown
     
  5. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are white because of the hen not painting spots on them. Not because of the Texas A&M. They lay spotted eggs to.
     
  6. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Texas A&M are just a different color of Coturnix. Like I am a brunette with brown eyes and my husband is a blonde with green eyes. We still manage to produce......
     
  7. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what makes a quail lay those random white eggs then. Deficiency?
     
  8. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you pickle eggs. You will see that the spots are just "paint" it floats off within minutes of being in the vinegar. Its camo really. I imagine its she just missed a step. Like a shell less egg.
     
  9. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it's nothing like lack of protein or calcium or something like that? Jus curious?
     
  10. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I can tell. Mine have free choice oyster shell and high protein game bird feed. Suet coated boss and thistle seed. Chicken scratch. Fresh fruit and greens. Today they had left over spagetti and mealworms. I cant see it being a deficiency.
     

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