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Cinnamon coturnix - but the weirdest one I've seen so far!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sphanges, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. sphanges

    sphanges Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I picked up this boy today and he is like a gorgeous little puzzle of a bird.

    I've seen a cinnamon pharaoh male in the flesh before, and he looked like a normal pharaoh but with a rich red chest and a lighter, almost chocolatey colour on his face and back. This one is very different!

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    As you can see, his chest is speckled so much I thought he was a girl at first glance (his chest looks like some of my italian females but with red in the place of the golden). His back is exactly like a pharaoh with a slightly lighter tint. And he has white splashes on his chest and wings - something I thought could only happen with a range colour base. which he definitely isn't!

    I'm so confused.. what on earth IS this guy? A male speckle chested cinnamon pharaoh tuxedo? I had no idea that could even exist!

    (Yes it's DEFINITELY a male!)

    Cheers
    B
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    He is BEAUTIFUL!
     
  3. sphanges

    sphanges Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldn't resist him with that colouring :) He had a brother too with the same chest but less white, which I didn't buy. I've emailed another local quail breeder who might be interested in the other one, cause it would be a shame not to breed from this colour.

    B
     
  4. NicoleRook

    NicoleRook Out Of The Brooder

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    What a lovely color!
     
  5. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    James Marie Farms has a male kinda like that. Robby calls it an American Pharoah. His are an X.L. Meat Class bird. I hope they are as pretty as that guy cause I have a mess of them in my brooder.
     
  6. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take care of him he's a nice quail
     
  7. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take care of him he's a nice quail
     

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