Black tuxedo coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by katagra, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

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    One hatched today with a black back, yellow and white belly and face.
    I don't have any other black coturnix, so I'm kinda wondering exactly how this happened. (?) lol

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  2. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    It's a dark range tux. Darker than I have ever seen, but there may be some sort of new mutation going on there, but most likely not.

    Best of luck with your chicks, but don't really know what to tell you.
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:it looks VERY dark..like velvety black ...BUT... there's alot of shadow on it in your pic so it's hard to tell definitively.
     
  4. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a lot of trouble getting him to hold still. He was almost solid black first day, I'm starting to see a very dark brown/reddish set of stripes down his back.
    When he gets a little bigger I'll post some more pictures. His beak and feet are pink, so he looks a little different from the dark ranges I found pictures of, but maybe it's white part of the tux. [​IMG]~
     
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  5. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah hes a REAL dark ranged tux. neat bird would like to see pics of him in a few weeks...
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    That's a nice dark range tux. Those are my favorites.
     
  7. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    You mean to say all you have is wild color and that one hatched? I guess it is possible. Latent colors and all, beautiful looking bird
     
  8. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

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    I started out with just jumbo wild (pharaoh, I guess is what they call it) and white.
    Soon after that I hatched a few that were darker, but just a dark brown,
    figured they were range. Some of them looked reddish like a rosetta.
    Then some range tuxedo hatched out, but nothing else I have comes close to black.
    I've got one a day old that's a chocolate brown, which is what my "range" birds looked like when they were young.
    I may need to put up some pictures of my stock so people have an idea of what I mean.
     
  9. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a shot of the chocolate, the black tux, and a regular in my brooder. I can see faint reddish brown lines on the head and back now.
    Sorry about the aspect, facebook auto turned it.

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  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Oh yes, very possible to get that color since you have Rosetta and wild too
     

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