Re: Quaker Mutaion Breeding Question
Posted by Birddog on 6/25/05
On 6/06/05, LindaC in OK wrote:
> On 6/05/05, Mike wrote:
>> Hello All!
>> (1) If I were to breed the Blue mutation Quaker, would I
>> need a BLUE MUT. MALE to breed with a GREEN SPLIT TO BLUE
>> FEMALE?...Or does that not matter which sex vise versa?
>> Basically, does the sex matter as to which one is the Blue
> **I don't think it matters but not positive now that you
> ask. The blue here is male and female green split to blue.
>> (2) Can I breed two unrelated green split to blue quakers
>> to get some blue babies?
> ** Not sure what you are asking here. 2 of 1 sex to 1 of
> other? Birds bond for life so please don't switch them
> around or set up threesomes if this is what you mean. I
> never ever switch mates. Never. Or maybe you are asking
> ratio? A blue and a green split to blue will produce 50/50.
> If you were to put a blue with a normal green you would get
> blue hatched with white down, green split to blue hatched
> with white down or normal green hatched with yellow down.
>> (3) Here in FL, what would be a fair price range for a
>> Blue mutation male or female? What would be a fair price
>> for a green split to blue male or female?
>> And..(4) Can any one here in FL direct me with a Blue
>> mutation Quaker Breeder?
> ** You can't go wrong with Tom the quakerman. He has
> issues and not doing too well so I am sure that is his
> reasoning on super sale.
> ** VERY important item... please do not breed pairs that
> too young. Males should be 18 months old and females 2
> old. Please......
> Feed your birds a wonderful diet of seed, millet,
> pellets and lots of fresh and cooked foods and they will
> produce happy healthy babys for you.
> good thoughts for you,
> LindaC in OK
Hi, just wanted to chime in on a few things that I read. DO
NOT feed Quakers a lot of seed, they suffer from a fatty liver
problem that will shorten their life. and if you breed a blue
to a normal green, you will not get any blue with white down.
You will get 100% green split to blue. Thanks.