I'm confused about button quail colors
A red breasted roo is just that - a regular looking roo where the red color extends to the breast and possibly a bit further than usual in other directions as well. You can see a picture of one here:
That one lacks some of the white markings around the face, but I don't think that is caused by influence of the blue face gene. It seems that many red breasted males look like that, but I have seen pictures of some I believe to be red breasted, with normal head markings too.
Okay, I guess what I'm really asking is, what would the male version of X-Ray look like? Kilo and Tango looked similar as babies, so I know that they are both the same color, whatever it is called (red breasted, golden red breasted, black or blue face red breasted, darth vader...). But X-Ray became a mommy - Tango is daddy - and has two chicks that look like her (with possibly a few more coming along soon) and I want to know what the males will look like. I have a good idea of what the colors of the ones that look like their dad Tango and their aunt Kilo, when they were chicks, will look like. As a reminder here are the quails' colors:
(from:CBBQ - RED BREASTED, thanks DK newbie!)
X-Ray mommy, twins look like mini her. Kilo auntie, one twin looks like mini her. Tango daddy color, one twin looks like mini him.
Hold up... are X-Ray and Kilo the same color, just a different variation??? And that would mean that the males are the same for both colors? If that is true... MIND BLOWN!
I can't get ahead of myself yet hehe.
All help appreciated!
Tango is normal red-breasted. Kil looks to be a light version of red-breast as well. X Ray is either a golden pearl or normal hen. If I could see a close up of her feather pattern I could tell for sure. :)
So they are different versions of the same color... woah... good to know! Can golden pearl chicks look like red breasted chicks? X-Ray had a very dark head and back, with a bit of yellow on her belly and chin. pair6chicks3.jpg (800×600) she looked a bit like these babies, but with a few feathers coming in and a lot darker. Dont golden pearl chicks look golden with black stripes going down their backs?