Culling birds

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mxpres, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. mxpres

    mxpres Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    I have discovered that after culling birds all summer I have wound up with more goldens then browns,If I keep letting the golden roosters breeding with the brown hens what would be the ratio of hatching goldens to hatching browns?Or vice versa? I have had buyers refuse the goldens because they think they are actually not quail and I certianly don't want to argue with a potential return customer

  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
    If you let a golden rooster breed with a brown hen(F1), hatched those out, then raised the chicks and bred them together(F2), you should get 50% of that generation being browns (F3). The other 50% would be Italian or some mutation like that, with a few solid goldens...this is of course on paper

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