Inbreeding with coturnix quail.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Del1977, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Del1977

    Del1977 Chirping

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    I live in Australia so won't be calling Robbie either but thanks for the reply.
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Sibling pairings should only be used when youre trying to maximize one characteristic and have had no results otherwise. Sibling pairings will damage genetics much more rapidly than parent x offspring. parent offspring crosses can repeated in succession whereas sibling pairings are best never repeated. I have however done multiple generations of sib pairings with no worse side effects than low fertility, and considering that was using goldens that already suffer from a lethal gene my fertility drops were acceptable.
     
  3. Del1977

    Del1977 Chirping

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    Thanks for clearing that up. At least I now know that our 'father' and his daughters wasn't a total whoopsy. Will see what hatches out of this batch. Has now worked out that his 'wife' isn't laying at all so we are assuming she is past her prime, which means all the eggs are from his daughters. Only up to day 4 of incubation but might report back come hatch day.
     

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