Quail genetics?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TheBirdLady2001, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. TheBirdLady2001

    TheBirdLady2001 Songster

    Oct 11, 2016
    Windsor, Ontario, CA
    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!
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    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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