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Crossing a Rosetta Coturnix with a Roux Dilute?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by The Critter Place, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Has anyone done this? I was thinking of setting my Rosetta female up with my Roux Dilute male. They are both beautiful birds and I'm curious if anyone has crossed these 2, and what could we expect.?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You will get a scarlett eventually from matings.
     
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  3. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Now that sounds interesting!

    My Roux had to stay in when I moved the others out due to a cut on his face. So I thought maybe I'd hold the Rosetta in too and set the 2 up.

    I put them together and she wasn't impressed. lol... so i'm going to move them to a neutral cage and try again.

    Right now she sounds like a VERY large angry cricket, with all her cage mates gone. lol...
     
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:Defiantly mix unknown birds together in a totally unknown pen to anyone being mixed together. Anything else you can throw at them to confuse them helps too. I know it's hard when you first start out, because pen space is tight or even non-existent, but breaking up their sameness actuality causes them to bond quicker. If someone just suddenly showed up in your house, you would probably peck their eyes out too. If you and an unknown person found yourselves together in a totally strange place together, then you would bond better too!

    I defer to quaillady as to what colors one gets, because I haven't gone down this particular road just yet. [​IMG]
    I will say this, that crossing range pattern birds with wild pattern birds (range trumps wild) but it does create a more pleasing range pattern IMHO.
     

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