Snowflakes and mexian mixed breeding Question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Cinm, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Cinm

    Cinm Out Of The Brooder

    27
    1
    24
    Mar 15, 2014
    I am looking at buying snowflakes and mexican quails they are housed together will snowflakes breed with the mexicans and the egss will be crosses or they will come out some snowflake and some mexican?
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A bobwhite is a bobwhite is a bobwhite when it comes to will they breed with each other. As far as those color phases go, pretty sure the first generation you'll get all or mostly mexican speckled then the second gen you may start getting snowflakes. IIRC the snowflake mutation is recessive so it needs to be present twice to for a bird to be that color.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by