Crossing bobwhite quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Thegamekeeper, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Thegamekeeper

    Thegamekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    If i were to put a pure white bobwhite cock bird with lets say 3 pure snowflake bobwhite hens, let them mate etc, would the off spring produce a snowflake cock bird?
    as im doomed, got the snowflake hens, but no cock birds. [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
  2. Thegamekeeper

    Thegamekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    I take it no1 has a flaming clue.
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i don't have a "flaming clue" for certain...LOL [​IMG]
    some of the Bobwhite people will know .give them time to get on here and see your post/question.
    you might also post it with the heading worded a little differently..like Bobwhite color genetics or what have you....draw more attention...?

    OR you could also P.M. JJMR743 or whatever his username is . He would know if anyone does .
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    SORRY I'M A PURIST..... NO MAD SCIENTIST GENE SPLICING THINGS HERE... SO I AM UNEQUIPPED TO ANSWER [​IMG]
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Would be best to use a mexican speckle male(with thesnowflake gene), because that is what snowflakes are, then save males that are split snowflake....KEEP GOOD RECORDS.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I am with Deerman on that one
     
  7. Thegamekeeper

    Thegamekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks people and nice1 deerman.

    Thanks.
     
  8. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did this go? Didn't realise they were about in uk in 2011

    I'm tempted by a local snowflake cock.

    So interested if I need pure whites or mexis
     
  9. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a chance of getting a snowflake male if you cross your Regular bob to your snowflake hens....but He will be related to your hens and will be a carrier of the regular color pattern....It would be best to use a mexican speckled as snowflakes were derived from them.
     

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