All kinds of surprises!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bettacreek, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

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    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!
     
  2. dykeswa

    dykeswa In the Brooder

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    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
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    BETTA!! That is AWESOME NEWS!!!


    Heres a comparision for you!:::

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  4. rachel

    rachel Songster

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    Now you all have me itching for reds. Especially a red tux!
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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! [​IMG]

    Just good luck on finding the true reds!! I got lucky with mine [​IMG]
     
  7. rachel

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    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....?
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

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    Ohhhh, I actually have BOTH!!! Holy cow! Lol.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    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 [​IMG] (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 [​IMG]
     

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