quail breeding

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Brianm97, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when i get buttons if i get a hen and rooster would it be bad if i get them from the same parents or would it be bad
     
  2. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i assume you mean if you bred two siblings, it's fine in almost all other types of birds so i'm gonna assume it's fine w/ quail. you probably wouldn't want to do it for more than 1-2 generations
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
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    Its inbreeding (obviously.) Ive heard that brother to sister is about the worst type of inbreeding.

    Mother to son or Father to daughter is better if you must. I dont reccomend either.

    Its up to you, but be prepared for the consequences of inbreeding. Many people do it with no problems, but.....

    I dont know, if you want to try it, go ahead, and good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WHAT? YEARS OF EXPENSIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY?....
    ARE THEY GONNA BLOW UP?....
    BECOME FEATHERED HOMICIDAL LUNATICS?....
    WHAT CONSEQUENCES? .............MORE IMPORTANTLY, IF YOU KEEP MORE THAN 2 ADULT BIRDS HOW WOULD YOU PREVENT IT?



    FACT IS INBREEDING IS UNBELEIVEABLY COMMON IN FOWL--- IT IS DONE INTENTIONALLY TO "SET" CERTAIN CHARICTERISTICS--- FOR INSTANCE--- DADDY IS AN ALL WHITE COTURNIX, MOM A WHITE WITH COLOR SPOT (A&M) PATTERN--- BABIES COME OUT ALL WHITE WHICH IS THE DESIRED TRAIT YOUR AFTER, PLACE ALL HEN BABIES WITH DADDY WHEN OLD ENOUGH AND THE RESULTANT EGGS SHOULD PRODUCE ALL WHITE BIRDS---- THIS TRAIT IS NOW "SET" IN THIS BREEDING LINE....

    DONT GET ME WRONG-- I NEITHER ADVOCATE FOR OR AGAINST THIS PRACTICE, BUT IN A REAL WORLD IF YOU KEEP A DECENT NUMBER OF BIRDS HOW CAN YOU PREVENT IT? "INBREEDING" IS COMMON THROUGHOUT ALL OF NATURE--- IN OUR WORLD ONLY MODERNIZED HUMANS LABELED IT AS TABOO.
     
  5. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    [​IMG] I didnt mean to step on any toes, or cause an arguement.

    I do know however that breeding siblings can cause some undesirable recessive traits to pop up.

    Its completely the breeders decision whether to do it or not, but the OP was asking for peoples opinions, so I gave mine.
    Why inbreed if you arent trying to obtain a certian trait? It just seems VERY unnecissary to me.

    Again, Im sorry, but it IS my opinion, and I believe that is just as important as yours. [​IMG]

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.


    ETA: Just cause its common, doesnt mean its right. [​IMG]

    Jason
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009

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