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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by luvmychix, Sep 10, 2008.
In 1964 Marsh Farm began selling them. Coturnix Quail, they came in Pharaoh, Whites, Golden, britain range, XLP,and Tuxdeo.
Now the whites have been bred larger and are A&M
Now the Pharaoh have been bred larger and are the Jumbo Brown.
All Coturnixs begin laying at 6 to 8 weeks.
I first hatch these back in 1964.
They are Egyptain Quail , thats why he called them Pharaoh.
Yeah Pharoah is really only one type (color/size)- I consider them "the normal browns".
I have Pharoah- From Redoaksgamebirds.com
Jumbo Brown- From SamG
Golden- From SamG
Tibetian (only two, they came with the Pharoahs- a woopsie mix in, or two recessive carrier birds bred together and I was lucky and got them either way it's exciting i think they're really pretty)!
However like deerman said Pharoah can be called JumboBrowns, I have noticed my Pharoahs ARE huge, however my Jumbo Browns are younger by a week so they are still not full grown. I'm curious to see if my Jumbo Browns from SamG get any bigger than my Pharoahs.....I am kind of thinking they are the SAME type (ofcourse they're the same species, but i mean type as in size).
The Tibetian is the old britian range. Dark brown in color.
The Tuxdeo was a cross of the white and Tibetan. Dark brown,with white undersides.
Quote:then it looks like I have one Tibetian and one Tuxedo
What ya think deerman??
Both Tibertian, the Tuxdeo their chest will be all white.
Quote:kay that's what I thought in the first place good! I really like hte one with white on the upperchest I hope I can produce more like it. The one with a solid chest is pretty too but I just like the white splotches . I need to get a better picture of teh one with white, he's got a bigger white patch on the other side, ofcousre not the whole belly though.
I think i'll get some Tuxedos soon .
By the way deerman, how is Tibetan produced?
I ask because the breeder i got them off of redoaksgamebirds.com does not sell Tibetans. Only Pharoahs, A & Ms and Tuxedos...so can those three when somehow mixed produce it or is this a recessive gene that popped up? OR do they have Tibetans and just dont advertise them?
Sorry for the Q's but you obviously know what you're talking about and would like to learn more about that gene.
The tibetian was a mutation back in the 60s. Should be some around. You may get some from Tuxedo as Marsh cross the Tibetian with the white to get the tuxedo.
Guess I am telling my age.
I hope this question did not sound stupid to everyone.... I just started my Quail back in March of this year. So I am still learning about them. I was just trying to stay pretty much in the same group with my birds and it seems like when we do a search different sites say different things..... Can any of you recommend some good books and/or sites for further learning about Quail?