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Cinnamon red breasted buttons??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CreamBruelle, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I'm trying to figure out something with cinnamon red breasted button quail. If I breed two of them together, is that ok?? Or do I have to breed a cinnamon to a red breasted? If it is ok to breed two cinnamon red breasted together, will the offspring look like the parents?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both cinnamon and red breasted is supposed to be recessive, meaning if both parents display the colors, they possess both genes twice - so they can't not give them to their offspring and theoretically speaking, yes, their offspring should look like the parents.
    It might be better for genetic diversity to out-cross as there is a decent chance that two birds displaying the same two recessive mutations are somewhat closely related, but to the extend of my knowledge, it should work.
    On a side note, do you have good pictures of these birds? I have something that might be a cinnamon and possibly red breasted roo, but I'm not too sure, so I'd like to compare.
     
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