How to create Grey/Silver Coturnix...

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How to create Grey/Silver Coturnix...

Post by SamG347 on Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:13 am

I was just wondering if someone could tell me if it would be possible to somehow get a bird with some grey/silver in it from these colors....cross mating or something.

Wild/brown
Golden
Golden x Ginger
Ginger
British Range/BLACK
British Rang/Brown

I would really appreciated any insight into the Smokey/Grey birds.
Thanks!
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Re: How to create Grey/Silver Coturnix...

Post by Ironsun on Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:46 am

Hi,

As I've said before, all the newer varieties have come from a mutation grey bird found in a group of birds in Belgium.

You can not re-create mutations.

There are lots of newer varieties about now, there are many photo's on this forum and at another website....

http://www.quailsfromwales.org.uk/index.html

Derek.
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Post by andoy on Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:21 pm

hi Sam,

Yup, I think Derek is right. I do know a bit about genetics and I don't think any of the above combinations will produce silver/grey. Gold and Range are completely dominant factors, so they do not dilute or produce intermediaries (incomplete dominance). I don't know how silver breeds, but I'm hoping to obtain some once my incubator is working again.
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Re: How to create Grey/Silver Coturnix...

Post by SamG347 on Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:43 pm

Thanks guys....I was hoping maybe crossing one of these colors would give me some gray feathers on a bird lol...even 1 grey feather....But sadly looks like it wont happen...and there arent any Silver/Grey Coturnix in the States for some reason...But we do have a RAINBOW of bobwhite and ringneck pheasant lol.
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Post by andoy on Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:27 am

well I want some "snow speckled" bobwhites, shame we can't do a trade Sad
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Post by birdmanbill on Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:26 pm

hi andoy,mark from northwest quails has sent me a pic of a black and white mexican speckled,looks like what is being called a SNOWFLAKE

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