coturnix quail never featherd out

oldchickenman

Songster
11 Years
Oct 2, 2008
293
3
129
Parsonsburg Md.
i bougth some cotrunix quail eggs to hatch to bring some new blood into my flock. i had 50 i bought off someone and 50 of my own i hatched. when they hatched out some did not have feathering on there backs and they still have never featherd out right yet there 4 weeks old nad they seem small. i thought they might have been from my birds so i ran aother batch of my eggs they hatchd out fine featherd out good growing good. whats up with other ones should i cull them when they get big enough to eat i dont want to breed them with my birds do i thanks for any info .
 

JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
7,584
162
293
BROOKSVILLE FL
I Think Its Just A Runt--- I Have Had 1 Here And There.... Smaller And Way Slower Growth Rate Than The Rest. But They Seem To Do Ok In Many Cases....
 

JJMR794

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
7,584
162
293
BROOKSVILLE FL
Wow 20? Huh? That Sounds Like A Shallow- Murky Gene Pool There.... Yeah I Dont Think I'd Want Them Reproducing In My Flock.... That Many It Has To Be Genetic From The Parents Lines..... Therefore These Guys Can Certainly Pass It On To Their Eggs. Bizarre.
 

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