Are these all Coturnix Coturnix?

CherokeeTradition

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 6, 2011
80
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Cleveland, Tennessee
To make a long story short a friend I'd gotten quail from a few weeks ago called & told us his dogs got loose & killed every bird he had save for seven of them. (these four that he *thinks* are coturnix (he got them from poultrylady & lost track of what was what, he'd also gotten african harvests(?) & mexican speckled bobs from her as well)

Anyway I was hoping maybe some of the wonderfully informative peeps here could give me an idea what I've got here, as I have never had coturnix coturnix before, lol, just buttons. I'd love to know the names for the colors/ genders if any can be sexed visually, I am learning about sexing so if all else fails I plan on beer sexing them or vent sexing. Thank you guys SO very much in advance, this is my absolute fave forum! <3 I have researched ever since I got them all for 23 pages back so far, & ended up writing out the entire coturnix sticky b y hand for him the other night before it happened, though any tips you're willing to pass on will be greatly appreciated! I am uncertain at this time whether I'll be keeping them as I definitely wasn't prepared for of them but I have them pretty well set up now, I think. I really don't want to stress the poor guys out anymore, though, so I'll most likely keep them.





















Also here's a pic of the hutch he gave me they were in. Is it adequate? Will I need to make any customizations or improvements? I have to have them outside as the ammonia seems so much worse than my buttons & I have asthma. They are in a spot that is shady most all day. I am planning on painting the roof with silver insuation paint/adding more of an overhang asap! Thanks everyone so very much.
 

Fat Daddy

Crowing
9 Years
Dec 11, 2010
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525
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Ks
Yes, one wild or brown roo, 2 gold-Italian-Manchurian, hens from what I can see in the pic, and I believe a Rosetta or range. But all coturnix. Bill

ETA, PIC 5 AND 7 ARE THE BROWN ROO, THE RANGE CANT BE FEATHER SEXED...
 
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Stellar

The Quail Lady
9 Years
Feb 6, 2010
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Tampa Bay, FL
Those are definitely Coturnix japonica, Japanese Coturnix. Coturnix coturnix was the european quail which mingled with a Japanese one and which we today have our Coturnix japonica
You have nice colors there. Italian, Pharaoh and British Range/Tibetan. The hutch looks adequate for that number
Congrats on your birds
 

CherokeeTradition

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 6, 2011
80
2
41
Cleveland, Tennessee
Awesome, thanks so much, you two! They looked at me like I was loony when I gave them boiled egg, lol, they only had scratch in their previous home. I realllly hope I have one roo & 3 hens as I am considering trying to breed them if I have adequate room for them, etc. Oops, coturnix japonica, sorry lol been cramming about them so many hours a day my brain feels mushy lol!
 

CherokeeTradition

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 6, 2011
80
2
41
Cleveland, Tennessee
Thanks! Sorry for not responding earlier, I have been unwell for the past few days. Still can't seem to interest them in boiled eggs, but I have greens growing in the garden & hope to get them interested soon!
 

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