Crossing colors

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CreamBruelle, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2016
    Hello everyone! I've bought some button quail hatching eggs from and assortment of colors all together and I'm wondering when they grow up, if they'll look like a true color or if they'll be (or at least some of them) mixed looking. If they stay true to whatever color they come out to be, would two of the same color be good to breed even though they are from a mixed group? Or will I have chances of getting different or mixed colors in the babies I get from breeding them?

    Thanks :D
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    If they have genes from different color mutations, they might display more than one. You could get a cinnamon red breasted for instance, or a silver blueface. It might get a bit hard to tell the mutations apart when they are mixed in a bird, but you can do it if you want to.

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