Quail genetics?

TheBirdLady2001

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I might down size my flock of coturnix quail... I have many different colours.

- Italian
- Manchurian
- Rosetta
- Texas A&M
- Range/Pharoah brown
- Tuxedo

And a couple mixes... does anyone know what colours are dominant and resessive? As in; if I were to hatch eggs from this group, what colour would show up most? Or if I kept a male, what colour should I keep? I have no clue about this - hoping to find someone that does! If you know of any experts, please tag them! :) Thanks!
 

JaeG

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The Italian and Manchurian are dominant.
Pharaoh are incomplete dominant (so the offspring will mostly be the most dominant colour in the mix).
Tibetans/Range/Rosetta are incomplete dominant as well.
Tuxedo and White/Texas A&M are recessive.

If you cross two Tuxedos you will get around 50% Tuxedos as well as 25% Whites and 25% Tibetans/Range/Rosetta. If you want to produce more Tuxedos it's best to do the solid Range colour crossed with a White.

That's as I understand it but you can still get odd birds popping up due to hidden genes they are carrying.
 

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