Tuxedo genetics

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  1. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone explain tuxedo genetics to me? Does a tuxedo coturnix carry a white gene? If I cross two tuxedoes, will I get some whites? And will I get some tuxedoes? Or is it more complicated than that?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tuxedo is dominant over white, so you won't get any. You may get one with more white than usual, but it will not be comepletely white. It's actually pretty simple. Some colors are dominant over others, so the dominant colors will shom up a lot more often.
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The color variation of the tuxedo coturnix is a two colored pied pattern. This is the result of a combination of the genes for Tibetan (chocolate) with genes for recessive white. When breeding two tuxedos, you should get some tuxedos, but also some whites. This would be the English white color variety with the specks of black/brown on the body.
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you cross an A&M with a Golden Speckled it looks sort of weired, but a coturnix with an A&M looks normal. I wonder why?
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just crossed some not so white tux hens with an english white roo there is a good deal more white in their tux offspring . I was happy I have a few more in the bator now.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I have some tux pairs housed together and then some tux paired with english. I do find them a gorgeous color variation [​IMG] I love the red tuxes too. OK I love them all.
     
  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    quaillady--that is exactly what I was thinking and wanted confirmed! Thank you! And, actually, it makes total sense--some of this batch are from an English white paired with a standard pharaoh, and they are a lovely pale color with lots of white (as far as we can tell in day-olds). Most of our quail are standard colors, but they throw lots of goldens and tuxes and tibetans. One of the tuxes in the brooder now looks like a tibetan where the color is, but has the adorable yellow eyebrows of a tux, with the white underbelly.

    I love quail colors too, and the tux is my favorite. But the quail are my husband's project and he loves the whites best, so we're gradually moving most of our stock over to white (right now he have only two white hens and two white roos, so this is a long-term project...). I'm glad to hear that keeping some tux in the mix might be a good plan, and won't hurt the white genetics too much.

    Thank you!!
     

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