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Coturnix breeding with Valley Quail??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jpedersen, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. jpedersen

    jpedersen Hatching

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    Would you get a cross if bred Coturnix with Valley Quail, or is that impossible physically?? I found a wild male valley quail in with my coturnix.

    Just wondering...
     
  2. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Songster

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    I don't think they breed with different species.
     
  3. Quail Jailer

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    I don't know if a hybrid with a Valley is possible, but that male was there for some reason.

    Cots can be crossed with Bobs but its challenging and the mortality rate will be high.

    I don't know what others can be mixed, but I'll bet DC3085 does...
     
  4. jpedersen

    jpedersen Hatching

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    Thanks! I'll keep you posted if something odd happens!
     
  5. Quail Jailer

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    Good, I'll be eager to know.
     
  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Physically impossible. Also kind of a bad idea to let wild birds get close to our domestic disease farms.

    ETA: I understand that you probably weren't exactly trying to have wild birds in your cage, and that wild critters tend to get anywhere they want to go, I'm just a nazi about the safety of wild populations.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  7. Quail Jailer

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    I knew the soup nazi of gamebirds would know....... " NO soup for you!"
     

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