Hi there, I have a pair of Coturnix, hen is a blue pied normal and the male a normal. Now I hatched 3 chicks out of that pair so far and 1 looked like its mom did when she was a chick(all yellow with faint blue stripes) and the other 2 were normal striped chicks. Now that they are all 3 weeks old and feathered out the coloures suprise me, I thought the 2 striped ones will look like their father but instead they have both turned into a dark blue and a normal with blue highlighted feathers. The Yellow chick turned out like expected, normal powderblue pied like its mom. So how does the Blue gene work in Coturnix? What puzzles me is the variety in shade, still blue but one bird from afar looks like a regular normal while its sibling is powder blue and then there is the one that is inbetween. I know, 3 chicks isn't really much to work with, but as soon as my pair gets out of their molt I hope she starts laying again and I can hatch hatch hatch and hatch some more!! Very Pretty colour though.