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FloorCandy

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Oh so beautyful birds 😍

Yes, they have the Fee gene, I know it. I got 100% Falb Fees crossing them with a Pharao roo.
I thought this is the Dilute, in Roux Dilute 🤣😉

So Egyptians are Roux. Cool
that this is cleared now 😁
Yes, exactly, roux dilute creates scarlet and Egyptian, scarlet is range pattern and Egyptian is wild. It works the same as Rosetta though, scarlets will often have some lacing and barring bleed thru if they have mixed lineage of range and wild.

If you cross roux and Tibetan you can get males that basically look like very rosy rosettas. I have one I call copper because he’s very red toned with a nice blend of red and Tibetan, with Tibetan not being quite dominant enough to block out all the red.

Your fee roux are lovely, and once I’ve got my snowie group 100% celadon, I plan to get working on some roux fees from them. I’ve kept my smoothest, least barred and laced scarlet hens, someone is picking up the rest in a week or so, and I’ll have plenty of space. I do have a crazy pearl that has developed a bright swath of red markings along its back, and they’re spreading every day:

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He’s only about 3 weeks, maybe 2 and 1/2 weeks, but has red chest feathers already so it’s a definite male. He came from a pen with 6 scarlet hens, 3 egyptian hens, a couple rosetta hens, and 2 silver manchurian double fee males, and a silver probably single fee Italian male.
 

FloorCandy

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I notice with my 5 common hens that none sit on their eggs. Why is that?
Coturnix quail have greatly lost the urge to brood their own eggs due to so many years of being domesticated. Some do brood, I have several broodies, but I don’t trust them to keep at it or do it right. Sometimes they’ll roll over off the eggs and not notice, sometimes they go to eat and see another egg on the way and sit on it instead.
 

vall

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I just ordered eggs from southwest game birds with a ship week of 2/15. I'll set some of my own too provided they are fertile.. all the eggs I cracked yesterday were not yet. I've only had supplemental light on those males for about a month, was not intending to use them for breeding but the male I wanted to use was a jerk.
 

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