Can Valley quail and gambel crossbreed?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thornydevil, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. thornydevil

    thornydevil Just Hatched

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    I have 3 famele Valley quails, but only 2 male gambels. If I put them together will they mate. They are very similar.
     
  2. lee miller1

    lee miller1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe that they would. They are very similar and both are quail. I think it would be just the same as breeding different strains and breeds of chickens. I know for a fact that different types of pheasants do this, a Reeve and a ringneck will cross to make a ringneck-Reeve.

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  3. Brownie101

    Brownie101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they will interbreed, it is quite common to find half-breeds in the wild.
     

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