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Mix breed experiment

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jimbo1989, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Songster

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    Would anyone have any idea what one would get from a snowflake bobwhite hen to a standard coturnix male ????just trying it out
     
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  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    Apparently you get a rather ugly hybrid bird that goes by the name 'bob bird'. I would have guessed they couldn't hybridize but after googling it, it seems they can. But the pictures I've seen that didn't appear to be just regular coturnix or bobwhites, were not particularly pretty.. Anyway, they are supposed to look mainly like the cots, so some of the pics I thought were cots might have been bob birds..
     
  3. Everlong

    Everlong In the Brooder

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    oh, so you can mix them?
     
  4. eHuman

    eHuman Songster

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    The offspring will be sterile if I remember correctly.
     
  5. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Songster

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    I mean I don't see why they can't be mixed hahha my male cot try's to mount her all the time
     
  6. Ifish

    Ifish Chirping

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    Why would you mix them? What benefit is to be had for us or the birds?

    Wild Bob's are receding like crazy and need help, yet...
     
  7. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Songster

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    Just a thought for color variations not for release
     

  8. jimbo1989

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    Theyll eventually be food anyways
     

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