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Coturnix Quail Pictures and Color Identification

post #1 of 6
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Here is a way to tell what kind of birds you have or for your entertainment. These are the most common colors, I listed almost all except for fawn and some extremely rare ones. Here it is...

Colors

Jumbo Brown-
Female
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_quail_011.jpg
Male (In Back)
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_quail2_005.jpg
Chick-
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_011.jpg

Tibetian/Rosetta

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_017.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_quail2_003.jpg
Chick-
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_009.jpg

Manchurian

Male
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_014.jpg
Female
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_quail2_006.jpg
Chick-
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_008.jpg

Tuxedo

Adult-
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_quail_014.jpg
Chick-
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_005.jpg

English White/Texas A&M

Adult-
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_quail2_022.jpg
Chick-
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_003.jpg

Eggs-

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_030.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_029.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_027.jpg
Compared to a large chicken egg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63214_coturnix_quail_033.jpg

The ones I didn't include a sex for can't be feather sexed. Thanks for looking!!smile

post #2 of 6

Does the manchurin female have spots on the chest or not?Becouse I have a quail that hatched out and looks just like that.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Yes, but it is very light in most cases. Some of my females have redish slits instead of spots.

post #4 of 6

It is not tibetian, it is tibetan. But to get really specific, that bird is a rosetta tibetan or british range.

And your tux is technically a rosetta tuxedo.

You also forgot dark tibetan (dark british range), red, red tuxedo, fawn/cinnamon (which you stated), and dark tibetan tuxedo. I'm sure there are probably others as well. All these colors can be seen on quailladyoffortmyers website at http://stellargamebirds.com/Japanese-Quail-Mutationsnewpage.html

ETA
: The ones she lists as the 'dilute' are the fawn/cinnamons as we know them.
Just for color reference, this picture has a dark tibetan (dark range) tuxedo next to a red coturnix. The difference between a dark and a rosetta is the lack of 'pencilling' or 'straw' markings on the feathers.
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/shelleyd2008/Quail/PICT0147.jpg

Dark:
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/shelleyd2008/Quail/PICT0497.jpg
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/shelleyd2008/Quail/PICT0496.jpg

Rosetta:
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/shelleyd2008/Quail/PICT0488.jpg
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/shelleyd2008/Quail/PICT0141.jpg

Then there's this one, one that some believe is just another form of rosetta. I think they are distinctly different, we shall see smile
I was told it was a different type of range, called a golden range. But I'm no expert. wink
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/shelleyd2008/Quail/PICT0466.jpg
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/shelleyd2008/Quail/PICT0487.jpg


Edited by shelleyd2008 - 1/30/11 at 10:45pm
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post #5 of 6

I'm no expert on coturnix colors either, but I do know this....People argue all the time about coturnix colors big_smile

Come spring; I'm going to whittle my stock down to: Whites,Browns, and Duke's Mixture.

post #6 of 6

this was verry helpfull !!! thanks

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