Color id help

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Athiena14, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Reddish

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    Black spot feathers started up

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    My only tuxedo but not seen this grey before
     
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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    I'm not sure on the first one - maybe a cinnamon? It's very pretty! :love

    The second one looks like an English White and their spot/s can be any other colour.

    The third baby is a silver which are the grey form of the wild/pharaoh colour. There are lighter versions which seem to be called platinum but they don't show the feather pattern like the silvers do. Silver is a lethal gene so don't pair it with another silver as the majority of chicks won't hatch. But it is a dominant colour so you will still get some silver offspring (depending on what else the pair are carrying).
     
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  3. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    If the silver is paired with another that might have the silver gene (just doesn't show it) will it still be leathal?
     
  4. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    If the gene is dominant, a bird will always show it. Except if the bird is white, as white is probably even more dominant. But as your white has a spot that's not silver, you can be pretty sure it doesn't have any silver genes. In case you had a white bird with a silver gene that didn't show, the effect of the gene would be the same as if it did show, because the gene is dominant.
     
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