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Japanese Coturnix Quail Color Varieties!!!!

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Pharaoh- the original color one would see in the wild, wild-type pattern, dominant

MALE:
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/039.jpg

FEMALE:
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/picturesforwebsite022.jpg

Jumbo Brown/Pharaoh- Pharaohs selectively bred to be larger
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/bigggg.jpg

English White- homozygous for recessive white. Most have black or brown spotting (NOTE a gene or dominant white has been reported and that the homozygous birds are of low viability).

In photo on right...

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/whitewatermark.jpg

Texas A and M/Jumbo White- selectively bred from English white and Jumbo Pharaohs to produce large birds for the meat industry.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/Hennyboo.jpg

Manchurian Golden- yellow gold with brown stripes. A single dominant gene for yellow changes wild type to Manchurian. The gene is lethal IF homozygous, there are light and dark tints to the Manchurian

MALE:
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/picturesforwebsite047.jpg

FEMALE:
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/picturesforwebsite041.jpg

Italian- beige to yellow with striated markings (v-marks in plummage).

MALE:
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/website011.jpg

FEMALE:
http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/website012.jpg

Dark British Range- Also known as Tibetan. It looks like a dark chocolate bird with a white throat. Some have more white on them, some don't have white at all. Incomplete dominant.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/picturesforwebsite057.jpg

Rosetta- Also known as British Range. A combination of an English white and a Dark British Range. A lighter orange/tan color throughout body. The UK call them American Range. Incomplete dominant

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/image_41.jpg

Silver- Not much known yet, incomplete dominant

Tuxedo- two colored pied pattern. This is a result of a combination of the genes for chocolate with genes for recessive white. Recessive

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/image_21.jpg


Red Tuxedo- A new two colored pied pattern. Looks like a normal tux but the red replaces the chocolate. A combination of Range and English white.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/image_34.jpg

Red Range also known as cinnamon? (The real cinnamon is not here in the US yet, more orangy in color)

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/031-1.jpg

Scarlett- Also known as Red Golden.. A nice red color with gold pinning. Incomplete Dominant

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/redwa.jpg

"Roux" Dilute- A lighter color of the wild coturnix. Recessive Also known as Fawn

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/IMG_3324.jpg

Golden Tuxedo (still in the works)

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/006.jpg

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/stellargamebirds/007.jpg


Edited by Stellar - 9/5/11 at 6:32pm
Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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This should be a sticky haha



Good Job Alexandra thumbsup

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Thats awesome, but how do you tell the difference between a jumbo brown male or female?

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You can tell by the breat coloring, the males breast is orange the females is not orange

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great job wink

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Do agree that this should be a sticky big_smilethumbsup

What's the Japanese quail, or is that just another name for the wild/Pharoah type? I was never very sure on that big_smile

Thanks for posting this, very helpful indeed smile

Japanese quail in the pic is Nightingale, one of the two quail at my college (named Sparrow and Nightingale )
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Japanese quail in the pic is Nightingale, one of the two quail at my college (named Sparrow and Nightingale )
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post #7 of 119
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The Coturnix we all know is the Japanese quail, two names that are interchangeable smile

Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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post #8 of 119

great stuff! and quoting this from your other sticky to put it all together... http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=416724


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Originally Posted by quailladyoffortmyers 

Here are some mutations for Genetics folks........

EXTENDED BROWN, E
Inherit: Autosomal Incomplete dominant
Linkage: Unknown
Characteristic: "this mutant color gene extends the distribution of black and dark brown pigment throughout the plumage. Both sexes appear the same"
Reference: Journal of Heredity, 1978
Source: British Range. English White, and Tuxedo

RECESSIVE WHITE, wh
Inherit: Autosomal resessive
Linkage: Unknown
Characteristic: "This mutant color gene produces a white bird with dark eyes when homozygous and a two-color pattern known as "tuxedo" when heterozygous. The "tuxedo" pattern  is white on the ventral surface including the neck and face while the dorsal surface is an intermingling of black and brown pigment."
Reference: Journal of Heredity, 1978
Source: English White, Tuxedo, British Range (since British Range can be in tuxedo forms)

YELLOW, Y
Inherit: Autosomal Dominant
Linkage: Unknown
Characteristic: "This mutant color gene results  in the appearance of a rich, golden-wheat- straw colored bird. The general pigment distribution  is the same as in the "wild-type" Japanese Quail  except that the wheat-straw shafting of the back and hackle feathers is much wider and the wing bow and head feathers are also wheat straw yellow colored."
Reference: Japanese Journal of Zootechnical Science, 38: 163-166, 1967
Source: Manchurian Golden

DILUTE, al^D
Inherit: Sex-linked recessive; al^D, al
Linkage: Sex Chromosome
Characteristic: "This mutant pigmentation gene causes an overall reduction in pigmentation. The shanks are free of pigment, down is light in color as is the adult plumage. Eye color is NOT affected. It is also one of the alleles at the A1^+ locus."
Reference: Poultry science, 53:1908, 1974.
Source: Fawn/Cinnamon

IMPERFECT ALBINISM, a1
Inherit: Sex-linked recessive; al^D, al
Linkage: Sex Chromosome
Characteristic: " This pigmentation mutant results in subnormal levels of pigmentation of the eyes and feathers of affected birds. Faint stripes on the backs of the adults is apparently due to structural color only. Viability is reduced both before and after hatching in birds homozygous for this gene."
Reference: Journal of Heredity, 57: 119-124, 1966

RED HEAD
Inherit: Autosomal Recessive
Linkage: Unknown
Characteristic: "The underfluff of both sexes is smoky black, the base of the feathers are white with irregular bands of black and rust. Feathers are usually tipped in rust. The beak and shanks tend to be whitish color and eye color is unaffected. Females are generally lighter in color with the dorsal being darker. Breast is whitish with upper breast feathers tipped black and rust. Flanks and abdomen are white. Head is white with a black cap whose feathers are tipped with rust. Males are much darker overall. There is considerably more black in all feathers with darker rust tips. Breast tends to be light rust carried well down to the abdomen. Head is dark rust with a black cap or head streak.
Reference: Unpublished

RED
Inherit: Working on it smile Definitely not sex-linked
Linkage: Definitely not sex chromosome
Characteristic: Working on it
Reference: Unpublished
Source: Red Golden/Scarlett, Roux Dilute, Red Range

WHITE BEARD, bd^w 
Inherit: Autosomal recessive
Linkage: Unknown
Characteristic: "On brown feathered birds this trait appears as a small white beard-like patch of feathers under the lower beak in the interramal tract."
Reference: Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology, 1978
Source: Pharaoh (wild-type), Jumbo Brown varieties

WHITE-BREASTED, wb
Inherit: Autosomal recessive
Linkage: Unknown
Characteristic: "The dorsal plumage is similar to the wild-type pattern. White feathers cover the face to just above the eyes. the underside of the neck, the entire breast, and the sternum up to and including the vent area. The primary feathers down to most of the secondary feathers as well as their coverts are also white.
Reference: Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology, 1978

WHITE-CRESCENT, cr
Inherit: Autosomal recessive
Linkage: Unknown
Characteristic: "A crescent-shaped band of white feathers extends across the breast of the brown feathered birds. This band is located at the junction of the ventral cervical and the pectoral tracts."
Reference: Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology, 1978

WHITE PRIMARIES
inherit: Autosomal recessive
Linkage: Unknown
Characteristic: Primary feathers are white on an other-wise colored bird.
Reference: Unpublished
Source: Pharaohs (wild-type)--> Shelleyd is exhibiting this in her stock

FAWN, Y^F
Inherit: Fawn (F) incompletely dominant to y+ and codominant to to yellow (homozygotes not lethal)
Source: Manchurian, Italian

BLEU, bl
Inherit: Recessive
Characteristic: This recessive mutation replaces the brown color of the wild-type with bluish grey an the cream-colored markings with white.
Reference: Perramon, 1988

RECESSIVE SILVER, rs
Inherit: Autosomal Recessive
Characteristic: Egg Production of homozygote females is affected. Need to pair up Homozygote males and heterozygous females to reproduce normally.
Reference: Watanabe an Homma (1982)


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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. ~ Buddha

 

Check out our Jumbo Coturnix "Meat Quail" project on BYC and @ http://www.whitequail.com

 

I feed and stare at Coturnix Giganticus, Wheaten Ameraucanas and NZ/Chinchilla Rabbits

 

2012 FWC Game Farm License #406-81335; 2012 A.P.A Member; I do not sell eggs or birds.

 

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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. ~ Buddha

 

Check out our Jumbo Coturnix "Meat Quail" project on BYC and @ http://www.whitequail.com

 

I feed and stare at Coturnix Giganticus, Wheaten Ameraucanas and NZ/Chinchilla Rabbits

 

2012 FWC Game Farm License #406-81335; 2012 A.P.A Member; I do not sell eggs or birds.

 

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post #9 of 119
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Thanks TD, That sure helps me! smile

Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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Great pics!  thumbsup

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