Quail Breeding

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bpugh92, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. bpugh92

    bpugh92 Hatching

    Feb 10, 2015
    I have been looking through Forums and I cant seem to find what would happen if you bread a Texas A M Quail back to a Corturnix??? I realize the Texas AM bird is another form of the Corturnix but would you get the coloring of the Corturnix ??
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Crowing

    Dec 11, 2010
    If all your coturnix colors are "pure", The brown, wild type or pharaoh, what ever you choose to call them, would show over the white..... These offspring should be "splits". They would be brown but could carry one brown gene and one white gene.....If you bred them back to a white "pure" bird you start to see white birds pop up. If the brown was not pure and already carried a white gene,"splits".... You would start to see a % of white birds in the first off spring... Id guess around 25% .... But this is really Moby Quail's area of study.....
  3. usually it's 25% regular pharaoh, 50% a&m, and 25% mixed between a&m's with brown colouration and large pharaohs (but not a&m size)
  4. Sill

    Sill Songster

    Dec 30, 2013
    Tempe, AZ
    If you bred the white bird with a brown that carried the gene for white you would statistically get 50% white offspring and 50% brown. All the brown offspring would carry the gene for white.

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