Brown Coturnix Quail hatched a white chick? **picture added**

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kimandrich, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 adult Brown Coturnix Quail. I set 33 of their eggs in the incubator. They're hatching today and we see a white chick in there. How would that happen?
     
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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    In the past, there was white in the blood. All colors derived from somewhere [​IMG]
     
  3. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, is it an A&M White quail or....?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Just a white. Obviously at least 1 male and 1 female carry the recessive white gene. In my experience you can usually 'see' it through white feathers scattered randomly on the bird.
     
  5. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18 quail and our chicken at the bottom
     
  6. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be an albino?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Doubtful. I've never seen nor heard of someone hatching an albino coturnix.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:ONLY IF IT HAS PINK EYES AND IS COMPLETELY DEVOID OF ALL COLOR THROUGHOUT.... LIKE SHELLEY I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY ALBINOS IN COTURNIX
     
  9. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not albino, lol. But the white quail and my baby chicken look like twins [​IMG]

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  10. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ONLY IF IT HAS PINK EYES AND IS COMPLETELY DEVOID OF ALL COLOR THROUGHOUT.... LIKE SHELLEY I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY ALBINOS IN COTURNIX

    I've never seen one either, I searched and found a thread on it though.
     

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