Coturnix color question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by QuailQT, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. QuailQT

    QuailQT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to get more tuxedos from my rosetta tux.

    If I breed him to my rosetta hens (who are not tuxedos) will I get tux everytime or isn't it dominant? I just hatched out two little tux chicks (I think they are girls if the light colored beak thing is true, which seems to be true with my other tibetans-anyone else have luck with that method?).

    Also, is there a color chart on the site somewhere that lists what colors to breed for certain colors?

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Tux is recessive, so crossing him with the rosettas won't get you more tuxes unless some of them are carrying tux as well. The easiest way to get a tux is to cross a tux with a white, or a tibetan (rosetta or dark) with a white.
     
  3. canter6

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    If you had a 1 roo, 3 hen line of what are called tux. Would all of their offspring be tux, without throwing in a Balivian speckled breasted perch?
    I'm not trying to breed Tux per say, but if I did combine tux of any combination of colors, with tux...Would I get a tux only line?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Tuxedos are made up of 50% tibetan and 50% white. So if you breed tux to tux, you would get about 50% tuxedoes, 25% whites, and 25% tibetans. The only way to 'make sure' you have only tuxedo chicks is by breeding a tibetan to a white. Tux to white would give you a better percentage, but you'd still get the occassional white chicks.
     
  5. canter6

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    Quote:That answers my question quite well.

    Thanks SD!
     
  6. QuailQT

    QuailQT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK thanks, Shelley!
    I need to find a couple white hens then!
     
  7. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Canter, are you thinking about getting some tuxedos, or do you already have some?

    Thanks Shelly. Now I just need to find some tibetans.

    Quote:That answers my question quite well.

    Thanks SD!
     
  8. canter6

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    Quote:That answers my question quite well.

    Thanks SD!


    No, I don't have any tux yet. I was just wondering if they could be developed as a line just in case. I think I have one ingredient though.
    If I did have some, I do know a guy not far from here that I could probably get a mint from. [​IMG]
     

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