Any one else have White Bob Whites?

chickenzoo

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I have a pair of white Bob Whites that's feathers have a bit of curl to them. they are by far the friendliest quail i have, especially the female that always comes to greet me, wants me to scratch her cheeks, pet her or pick her up. I'd like to find more one day, I really love them.....
 

joe125

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A pic would be helpful, thanks!

You most likely have a white coturnix, but I can't say until I see the pictures.
 

chickenzoo

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No, she's a Bob White..... and such a snuggle bum. I'm trying to get some eggs from her but she may be too old and i think the white male is breeding with the fawn/white hen....but getting some eggs.
 

JJMR794

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Your White Bobs(and It Is A Snow White Bob, Not A White Coturnix Or Cross) Have Been On A Very High Protien Diet... Thus The Feather Curl (it Also Gets Worse The Closer They Are To Molting) Some Bobs Are More Prone To It Than Others.
 

chickenzoo

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Was the high protein given as a baby and then the feather shafts stay that way? They are on a feed Mill layer most of the year and only my Snow Whites have it and came that way, all the others are fine?.
 

JJMR794

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Couldnt Tell You If Its Permanent Or Just A Temporary Reaction They Will Out Grow Once The Protein Percentage Is Dropped And They Molt Next??? Sorry. With Waterfowl Its Permanent, But I Have Limited Exposure To This In Bobs. I Only Recognize It From Past Exposures To Birds That Were Misfed By Hobbyists That I Have Seen In The Past. Hard To Say What They Have Been Fed... Mine Get A 30% Starter From Hatch To Dispatch And Out Of Thousands Raised I Have Never Seen It In Any Of Them Here. Perhaps Very High Soybean Meal? Or Maybe Even That Evil Catfood Stuff
, Lol.
 
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