Just got my first buttons!!!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by birdboy15, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. birdboy15

    birdboy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a pair of red breasteds and a silver male. What will I get if i cross the silver and red breasted?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Well if you have a pair don't mess with them. Find the male silver a mate as well. Unless he is the male of the pair.
     
  3. birdboy15

    birdboy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I say a pair I mean a male and female of the red breasteds. they were just picked out of a pen of about 35-45 birds. I plan on hatching some chicks and keeping a hen to put with the extra male. If I breed the silver to the red breasted will I get silvers?
     
  4. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wouldnt try like QL said dont break up the pair get another silver female for the extra
     
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  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You need to know the genetic background of your birds to know what the RB carry but if they are pretty pure, they won't produce silvers. The silver bred to a RB will produce silver RB (unless he is already a silver red breast), there are varieties within varieties of Chinese Blue Breasted Quail and unless records are kept, it is difficult to tell you what will be actually produced. You will get a lot of mixed color birds, that's what I can say at the moment.
     
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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:You didn't read the response. They are not a 'pair', the 3 birds were taken from a community cage.
     
  7. birdboy15

    birdboy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a pair of frillback pigeons and an indian fantail hen from a 10 year old kid, then saw he had button quail, I have been looking for a second breed to start working with. I know about the genetics of the button quail colors, pretty much all co-dominant. just wanted to know what you guys thought.
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:They aren't pretty much co-dominant...
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The dominant colors of the Chinese Blue Breasted Quail are Normal Wild type (blue breasted), Blue Face (both the double and single factors), and the single factor of Golden Pearl. The Recessive colors are silver, white, cinnamon, red breasted, and splash.

    Posting a photo of your silver male will help us decide what make he is (red breasted, blue face, ect)...

    I hope this helps you [​IMG]
     
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  10. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are such a genetic jumble without knowing their past you never know what you will get but you probably would get silver eventually.
     

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