Gambel Quail and Valley Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PRRK392, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. PRRK392

    PRRK392 New Egg

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    I noticed they look similar if you housed them together would they inbreed and if so what would you get with a Gamble male and a Valley hen and visa verse.
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    They can crossbreed though the babies are almost impossible to breed back to the parent species. They are pretty much mules according to research.
     
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    Double post
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Dont You Believe It! The "mule Effect" Applies To Birds Very Very Loosely... Many Speces Can Cross Breed And Produce Fertile Offspring, And Gambels X Valley's X Bobs Are Close Enough To Do It Very Much Like Golden Pheasants And Lady Amhursts Do It All The Time When Kept By Uneducated/ Irresponsible/ Questionable Breeders. The Real Question Is Why Would You Want To? That Sort Of Hybridizing Contaminates Both Gene Pools. If You Were To Pull This Off And Produce Fertile Offspring And They Got Into Someone Else's Hands That Didnt Know Or Care And Used Them For Breeding To Pure Strains Of The Same Speces They Will Contaminate The Breeding Stock. This Very Problem Runs Rampant In The Golden/ Lady Amhurst Circles Throughout Many Parts Of The World As Described Above And Becomes A Serious Problem With Enough Time Or Repetition As It Has With The Pheasant Crosses...
     

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