Coturnix bobwhite cross

Discussion in 'Quail' started by friedchickn, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. friedchickn

    friedchickn Out Of The Brooder

    29
    0
    22
    Jan 19, 2013
    Ocala, FL
    If anyone has pics please post them
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  2. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,022
    113
    186
    Jan 6, 2013
    I was hoping you had a picture to share with us!
     
  3. friedchickn

    friedchickn Out Of The Brooder

    29
    0
    22
    Jan 19, 2013
    Ocala, FL
    Ha no I want to see 1
     
  4. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    845
    19
    131
    Mar 1, 2011
    Ohio
    They exist. They are called Bob Birds. I don't have a picture but I know Stromberg's used to sell them.
     
  5. friedchickn

    friedchickn Out Of The Brooder

    29
    0
    22
    Jan 19, 2013
    Ocala, FL
    Ugh I wish they still did … oh well
     
  6. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,022
    113
    186
    Jan 6, 2013
    I was going to post this earlier, but I held off. Then the more I thought about it, the more I figured that I should post it. Below is only my opinion from what I've gather from reading info for the past 6 or 7 months, and if anyone with more experience or knowledge could answer this, that would be cool.

    Genetically, would there be any "benefit" to crossing a Bob with any of the varieties of Coturnix?

    I'm no rocket surgeon, but genetically, the Coturnix were selectively bred for many generations to get all of the varieties that we currently have, wouldn't crossing a Bobwhite dilute the bloodline, and basically turn any offspring into a "heinz 57" variety?

    It wouldn't make a bird larger than what the Brown Jumbos or A&Ms already are, would it? Speaking of the A&M, would it still have white meat? Would any offspring get the instinct to lay on their eggs?
     
  7. ClintD

    ClintD Chillin' With My Peeps

    123
    4
    91
    Dec 3, 2010
    West TX
    They would be a sterile hybrid like a mule. They are sometimes used for training bird dogs and since they are sterile they aren't a threat to the genetic integrity of the wild bobwhite population.
     
  8. Bjamin

    Bjamin New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Sep 9, 2013
    Me and the kids just hatched some Couturnix but we do have a bob white trio living together with the couturnix. I'm not sure but I think, we hatched a hybrid.[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  9. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,022
    113
    186
    Jan 6, 2013
    I'm sorry to say this, but that is not a bobwhite... it's more like an English white variety of Coturnix. A bobwhite isn't actually "white"; it gets it's name from the call it makes (this link has a sound bite of their call).
    James
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013
  10. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a golden tux. You get em by putting white bird with a golden of any sort. Sometimes the golden patches are larger than others. Sometimes they just come out looking like a normal white/a&m bird but most times you get a nice little patch of gold.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by