All kinds of surprises!

Bettacreek

Crowing
11 Years
Jan 7, 2009
5,517
39
288
Central Pennsyltucky
Well, today I had a hatch date, but accidentally left them in the incubator thanks to all of the stress lately. So, I lost several chicks (stuck in the autoturner), however, I did get three button chicks, two are ivories, one's a slate.

The big surprise however, is from the coturnix chicks. I thought I was getting all tibetans and tuxes from them. In the brooder, I now have a very well marked tuxedo, some more tibetans (or maybe browns, didn't get a good chance to really check them out) and... drumroll please... reds! Actually, I'm not sure if they're reds or golden reds, but, still, I'm rather excited!
 

dykeswa

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 3, 2009
59
0
29
Greenville Texas
We injured a keet today the same way ours were not due to start till Monday, can't fiq. it out keets hatching early and quail taking 3-4 days longer...
WAD
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
8,671
124
301
Indiana, Pennsylvania
BETTA!! That is AWESOME NEWS!!!


Heres a comparision for you!:::




right near my palm is a normal brown next to a red golden

below on the left with the yellow eyebrows is a red tuxedo, and a red
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
8,671
124
301
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Quote:well just remember a true red can easily produce red tux for you (as all red tux is is a true red crossed with an A & M). So even if you get solid reds, just breed them to an A & M and you're in!
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
98
351
Adair Co., KY
Quote:well just remember a true red can easily produce red tux for you (as all red tux is is a true red crossed with an A & M). So even if you get solid reds, just breed them to an A & M and you're in!


Just good luck on finding the true reds!! I got lucky with mine
 

rachel

Songster
12 Years
Apr 11, 2007
258
1
149
Phoenix, AZ
There is no one in the Phoenix area that I'm aware of that has them. My best bet is ordering some eggs from some of you all once you start selling hatching eggs from them. If breeding reds to reds, will you get all reds, or some reds and some....?
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
98
351
Adair Co., KY
Quote:Niki thinks that the true red coloring is a sex-linked trait. I don't know what the sex of mine are yet, but everyone else that she knows that has true reds has only females. So I couldn't tell you on that
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
8,671
124
301
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Quote:that is AWESOME! congratulations!!!!



As for the question of breeding red to red that was asked, WELL if im wrong in my guess that the reds are sex-linked, then a red to a red in theroy should produce MORE reds
(just like a tibetan to a tibetan produces tibetans). The pattern (tibetan) is the same as the true reds pattern just an extreme difference in color
 

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