Two different male breed

Discussion in 'Quail' started by farmerkylie, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. farmerkylie

    farmerkylie Out Of The Brooder

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    If I have all cotournix females but one Texas a&m then I add a cotournix male and they both mate with all my pharaoh females will females have mixed breed or half and half? Like half pharaoh and a&m then half just cotournix.

    Sorry if this is a stupid question...
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    There are no dumb questions. :) Some breeds of quail cannot mate with other breeds of quail and produce offspring. I am not sure that the Texas A&M can properly inseminate a Coturnix due to physiological issues. I am not familiar with this, but it is possible. BUT....Sperm don't mix in the hens egg/yolk. Only one can enter. So if a male Coturnix mates with the same hen that the Texas A&M is mating, it depends on which sperm gets their first. So she could lay some eggs with Coturnix and some with 1/2 Coturnix and 1/2 Texas. (if the mating is successful internally)

    Give it a try and see what happens! Just make sure you have enough females for these 2 boys. They can over mate and kill your birds without enough hens for them to mate with. 1 male per 5 to 7 hens is a good ratio.
     
  3. farmerkylie

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    Okay! Thank you so much. This helps a lot :) I'm going to give it a go and see what happens!
     
  4. hobo fred

    hobo fred Out Of The Brooder

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    All the quail that you are talking about are all conturnix a&m tibetan , golden and so on are just colors at least that is what I read
     
  5. peanut1981

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    Ok. Hobo Fred you are correct. All quail mentioned are coturnix.
     
  6. hobo fred

    hobo fred Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok now I have a ? Do a&m females make noise my girls are 7 weeks old no eggs yet and no crowing from boys im new to this and its first time vent sexing
     
  7. peanut1981

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    7 weeks isn't bad. They don't always start early. It's shorter days right now and they may need light on a timer.
     
  8. hobo fred

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    Thanks peanut 1981 next ?do I use a reg house light and what wattage should I give them extra light at night or in the morning
     
  9. farmerkylie

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    Sorry they are all pharaoh cotournix except two. One is Texas a&m white and the other one is mixed between I don't know what breeds. (Here is a pic) I also have 3 chicks in with them. [​IMG]
     
  10. peanut1981

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    You know that's bad to put chickens with your quail right? And they are all still Japanese coturnix.
     

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