can a quail cross with a chicken? or is she pulling a fast one on me?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spish, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i dont know if this woman is pulling my leg or not, but she seemed pretty darn serious..
    anyhow it goes like this..i ordered some chabos from her (shes a well known chabo breeder round these parts) and shes just dropped them off. but she brought me a freebie with them. she says one of her quails hatched it out about 6 weeks ago, but it sure as heck aint no quail! the only chickens shes keep is seramas, cochin bantams (pekins) and chabos...then in the next aviary are her quails, no other poultry about.....
    and as she only breeds those 4 bird types, she couldnt keep this thing hanging around and thought it could live with my free range chickens...to me it just looks like a beautiful coloured chicken..but shes so sure its a cross between one of her chabos and a quail! (even though it has super long legs, unlike a chabo has short stumpy legs..)


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  2. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    Looks like an EE pullet to me. But I do not know what chabos look like.
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    chabos are just japanese bantams, shor stumpy yellow legs and wings that touch the floor, with a high tail, looks nothing like this chicken she gave me...so...we agree she nearly fooled me!
    oh well, guess i got a free pretty chicken!
     
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a silver duckwing phoenix
     
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  6. GodsFood

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    Interesting duo dilemma! I have the same issue, in Mobile, Al. Got a brood of mixed chicks off a farm. This particular bird grew twice as fast as all the others then stopped, set about the size of my Japanese Bantam. Laid its first egg today which answer one question, but the major question what the heck is this thing. Looks near Identical to the above bird but has sparkly turquoise blue earlobes or its wattles are out of place. I have searched Guins (chicken/guinea fowl hybrid) and Pheasant/chicken hybrids, I was leaning more towards pheasant cross bantam, with a slight Top-hat.
    You can barely make out the blue lobes but its there.


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    Very similar to yours, did even have the same dark black outer lines on the neck feathers but faded here recently.
     
  7. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like Phoenix chickens!
     
  8. GodsFood

    GodsFood New Egg

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    In your response to the main thread; If mine is a Silver duck-wing Phoenix hen, I should be getting some pretty babies off her with my Japanese Bantam she has paired with.
     
  9. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a silkie cross, thats why the top hat, dark skin and turquoise earlobes
     
  10. GodsFood

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    Silkie mix, that was my wife's first guess.
    But whats the other half?
    Her cluck is more of a shrilling chirp - then followed by a single bock, which is why I started looking at Guin's and Chicken crossed Pheasants.
     
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