Adding to the colony

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dingo, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Picked up 4 more cots today. 3 english whites(one looks to have gold markings) and another rosetta pied. I'm hoping they're all hens, they had already molted and are not laying so no one was foaming. [​IMG] They're a week older than my original 6.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Awesome, post some pics? [​IMG]
     
  3. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sure. They're not as tame as the ones I raised, the guy said he avoids handling them cause he was told they'd die if he did. [​IMG]
    They're in quarentine at least til tomorrow.
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  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Very pretty, they look just like mine [​IMG] don't worry about them being scared, mine were terrified at first but within 3 days I could reach in and pick them up
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Adorable [​IMG]
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Yeah, don't worry about them being scared, because they need to acclimate to the new feed monster. They will adapt!

    They are lovely looking birds, but are wild pattern whites, not Range/English whites. At least the one that I saw the 2 color spot on it's head.
     
  7. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    The markings on the other two whites look like they are darker so maybe tib or rosetta. His breeding stock was italian, english white, and rosetta(or tib. was too dark to really see her) pied hens with a pharaoh roo.
     
  8. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    You can never really tell if it's a Wild pattern white, or an English(Range pattern) white until you cross it with a double brown wild pattern bird. (or get stock from someone that knows the difference between a wild and range pattern bird)
    The brown wild pattern will trump a white wild pattern and the range pattern will trump all wild patterns. Most of the birds people call "Italians" are just very light colored (GOLDEN) birds from the wild pattern. True "Italian" are very light range pattern birds.

    Attempting to breed either of the golden lines, wild or range pattern will result in a number of "throw away" birds. Birds that are not of the desired color, usually just plain brown (wild pattern or range pattern) , or just plain white. There is also a "Lethal" component to this mix.
     
  9. blackhawk44

    blackhawk44 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] cool pics:)
     
  10. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Luck was not on my side with these birds, at least one is a roo, a very mean roo. The rosetta pied may also be a roo, it doesn't get along with any of my birds, or the white roo that came from the same colony. [​IMG]
     

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