How long does a quail live and breed successfully?after 2 years most hens are done.
so i am told in this line. well it's just best to up grade to new breeders.
i was thinking the same thing about this as well.
i am bound by the cull method in this line. rules laid down just to own this line so to speak.
all breeders must be 280 grams by 42 days
my line are splits 50% ,25 wild brown and 25% white recessive.
must lay 14 gram + eggs fertile and uniform shape.
this set of rules limited the keepers drastically low from original 70 eggs.only 4 birds made the cut
. most of the rest did catch up but took 8 weeks
to hit 280 grams. is there a gene that regulates a eating disorder like obesity?
lol only the pig's made the cut. i think i will just hold off until spring and set an other lot of splits
from original jumbo line that was a 5 way crossed lot or mixed gene pools then back crossed to a
recessive white line to make the line of split i now have.
thanks for the links to read on.