Silver/blue coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JOEL1994, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. JOEL1994

    JOEL1994 Hatching

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    Ive just hatched a batch of jap quail and have around 5 blue/silver coturnix quail. Is this rare?
    How will i continue to breed them this colour? I heard its a lethal gene from a wild type produced by some birds and that you need to breed them with normal wild types to produce the same colours again? Is this true? if so would i breed a blue/silver female with a male wild type or a blue/silver male with a female wild type? thanks
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    picture isn't mine though looked identical as a hatchling.
     
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  2. poultrymad

    poultrymad In the Brooder

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    Yes I think they are quite rare. I don't know about the lethal gene though as I only have a few Cocks that are adults.
     
  3. bantylover66

    bantylover66 In the Brooder

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    Goncalo moreira, who sells eggs on eBay and can be found on facebook, has them as well as other rare colors and breeds them. He is from new Jersey and is a great guy
     
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  4. eHuman

    eHuman Songster

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    Goncalo Breeds 2 meat class coturnix, and is working on 2 more meat class lines. If I remember correctly he breeds about 20 colors total.
     

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