Effects of recessive white plumage colour mutation on hatchability and growth of quail hatched from breeders of different ages

Petek M. , Ozen Y., Karakas E.

BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE, vol.45, no.6, pp.769-774, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0071660412331336752
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.769-774


1. A total of 1200 eggs were obtained from two pure line stocks of 'wild' and 'recessive white' quail of the Pharaoh strain (Coturnix coturnix Pharaoh), with two different breeder ages (17 or 34 weeks). The recessive white line was derived from mutant birds, which appeared spontaneously within the wildtype quail colony.