Quail genetics?

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

  1. TheBirdLady2001

    TheBirdLady2001 Songster

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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!
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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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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