Charcoal/Grau-Fee Coturnix Quail Discussion Thread

CoturnixComplex

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I'm starting with my favorite color!

There is a lot of variation in both shade (warm vs. cool) and patterning (more laced vs. more scalloped or solid appearance) with these guys. There's a possibility that either "fee" genes or the same lacing genes that rosetta birds exhibit are at play with the wide variety of appearances.

The base color seems to be a simple dominant, which means that breeding charcoals to non-charcoals will usually get you about 50% charcoal chicks. My original male seems to be homozygous for the gene, so he throws 100% colored chicks.

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Have you got this color? Want to know where to find some? Noticed anything unusual about breeding it or any particularly interesting combinations with other colors? Have pictures to share? Join in!
 
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mixedUPturk

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Oh that's right you have the white primaried tux I want to steal. :ya I have a LOT of work on my mini farm to do before I can set up my next hatch but it will be from you.

:eek: i would be glad to but sadly ur your in CA and its illegal :( the ai testing was an extra 135$ and i didnt have it after 200$ in gnat war
 
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CoturnixComplex

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:eek: i would be glad to but sadly ur your in CA and its illegal :( the ai testing was an extra 135$ and i didnt have it after 200$ in gnat war

No worries - I knew a bunch of places halted shipping into the whole state vs. just the QT counties recently but didn't realize it was anything but a personal choice! Better safe than sorry.
 

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