Coturnix quail colors

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Guineagang, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Guineagang

    Guineagang Out Of The Brooder

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    So i'm thinking of getting some coturnix quail, but I just have one question about their colors. If you breed golden coturnix and normal coturnix together, will their offspring's color be either normal or golden or both (pied)
     
  2. Kherome

    Kherome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert on colors like this, but I think most of the offspring would be normal brown/wild because that is the dominant color.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You'll get gold speckled. You can change/control the spotting and coloring up to a point breeding them with either golden or pharaohs.

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  4. Guineagang

    Guineagang Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks!
     
  5. Kherome

    Kherome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the wild color is not dominant?
     
  6. Kherome

    Kherome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know! Thanks
     
  7. calcifer

    calcifer Out Of The Brooder

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    If gold is the easiest color to breed what is the hardest?
     
  8. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A coturnix is a coturnix more or less. They are all the same species, the only real difference in raising each color phase is the color itself. Some golden lines have a lethal gene which results in appx 25% less fertility. Some color phases cant be bred as large as others. Otherwise there are no major differences.
     
  9. calcifer

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    Hi will color mutations differ from flock to flock? im looking at Tennessee reds and it seem like one breeders quail have significantly deeper color.
     

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