1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

D'anver genetics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kitei, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Kitei

    Kitei In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2012
    I recently purchased 8 D'anvers at an auction.

    I have a Blue Quail rooster (I believe)
    A Quail hen
    and 6 black pullets

    What are the genetics for these birds and what am I likely to get by breeding the quail and blacks to my boy?


  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quail are e+/e+(Wildtype, autosomal recessive) Co/Co(Columbian Restrictor, Autosomal Dominant) Ml/Ml(Melanotic, Autosomal Dominant) bl+/bl+(none blue, autosomal recessive)

    Blue Quail are e+/e+, Co/Co, Ml/Ml, Bl/bl+(Blue, Autosomal dominant)

    Black should be.. E/E co+/co+ Ml/Ml(melanotic is not always found on all black birds, but some do carry melanotic) bl+/bl+

    if you cross your Blue Quail roo to Black hens you will end up with 50% black chick down chicks(will grow to be all black with some red/gold color leaking) 50% Blue down chicks (will grow to be all blue with some Red/gold color leaking)

    if you cross your Blue Quail roo over the Quail hen you will produce 50% blue Quail chicks and 50% Quail chicks

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by