noobie question: eggs from the same bird.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jyphotog, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

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    If they are hatched, can they be mated? Would it be incest or is it ok?
     
  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no that's inbreeding

    it will cause infertility and many of the offspring to have deformities
     
  3. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree with top post [​IMG]

    I always try and get away from interbreeding because it could cause them to come out wrong and not live long
     
  4. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would disagree to a point. It happens all the time. Some do it for a color or size, but its done alot. Its my understanding that fertility will suffer in the long run too thou. Bill
     
  5. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True, issues will crop up... generations and generations later. Inbreeding is used for developing very good traits, such as good meat production or good egg production. (It also has a nasty habit of fostering bad issues, like great danes and leg/back problems etc. etc.) As long as you refresh the blood after a few generations (Or yearly in some farm's cases) then you will be fine.

    But that's in my opninon.... [​IMG]
     
  6. jyphotog

    jyphotog Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I guess what I am trying to get at is...

    I am planning on buying two dozen hatching eggs tomorrow. I am assuming they will be from different birds, but will I be able to breed from these 24 eggs?
     
  7. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can breed them to each other.... Bill
     
  8. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most definitely! Have fun with all them birds!
     
  9. If breeding will be an ongoing thing, just bring in some others and make sure you know who is who. When that times comes. There are some color traits IN OTHER ANIIMALS that can only come from inbreeding. So it probably goes with quail as the same.
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Not really a problem with coturnix. Unless inbreeding perpetuates a bad trait.

    Let's say that a small breeding colony of 25 coturnix. That breeding colony can produce X amount of eggs in a season, and as long as you are producing eggs from that colony, then you will be fine. That is generation 1.
    You can keep that model up and running for a good 12+ months. (Trust me, people do it all the time). Every egg is for sale here or on ebay. They keep this model going at infanitum, because it pays the bills.
     

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