Babies! 3 brown ones, and the silly yellow one. :p

Discussion in 'Quail' started by silkiechicken, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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    Think the brown ones are the wildtype... but what is that yellow one. LOL It stands in it's brooder and just screams while the other three walk off half the time. It's going to be a special one. LOL
     
  2. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's an English White (aka Texas A&M). He will turn white when he gets his feathers. He looks like he'll have a little brown spot on the top of his head as well.

    I've found that the English Whites are slower to grow and mature than the colored birds. But they are really friendly and cute!

    I love your fuzzy butts! [​IMG]
     
  3. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:English White and A&M are both different. Whites arent as big, while jumbo's are big. And the A&M that we have now are white but the orginal A&M was all Brown.
     
  4. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you are correct. I should have clarified that. But unfortunately, they are sometimes English Whites and TAM are used synonymously which is why I put it in parenthesis.

    OK. Those are way too big of words to use on a Friday afternoon! [​IMG]

    My littlest EW chick, Tiny, turned out to be the biggest hen. The other chick turned out to be the smallest hen, but when I come up to the cage, she's right there letting me know what needs fixing (food dispenser empty, water empty, or more treats needed!) I usually have to hold her back so everyone else can get a chance at the mealworms or waxworms.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Actually... LOL

    I don't know exactly what they are supposed to be other than eatable Jumbos :p. I should ask the person who I got eggs from locally. Didn't think they had any A&M's.
     
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The Jumbo's are not A&M though, Im saying all brown, not jumbo brown color, all brown [​IMG]
     
  7. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's odd because I didn't think you could spontaneously come out with an EW from browns. If the browns (wild type coloring) were tuxedos, you could, but I didn't think the EW genes could hide like the other color genes.

    But I'm no expert, just trying to learn the genetics, which is a lot more complicated than I would like!
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Cutie pies!! [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:There aren't (yet) tuxedo browns. White is a recessive color so you can get it from just about any of them.
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:The Jumbo's are not A&M though, Im saying all brown, not jumbo brown color, all brown [​IMG]

    The A and M whites were originally brown but selectively bred to be white for their looks.
     

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