Colors, Sex, and Breeding help.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by GothChick, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I have 8 5 week old Coturnix that I would like to know what colors, sex, and what to breed them with for the best colors. I think I know most of the colors but I want some other opinions. Thanks! Just click the pictures to see them bigger.


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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    1. Manchurian Female

    2. Manchurian Female

    3. Manchurian...possible male...

    4. Dark British Range

    5. English White

    6. Tuxedo (British Range)

    7. Tuxedo (Red??) if not Red, British Range

    8. English White
     
  3. Rainwolf

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    Well I'd need better photos to tell for sure but heres my best guess based on what I see.

    1) Manchurian Gold Male

    2) Manchurian Gold Female

    3) No idea need better photo

    4) Range but can't see enough, only way to sex is vent or by watching (crowing/egg)

    5 & 8) White only way to sex is vent or by watching (crowing/egg)

    6 & 7) Pied or Tux only way to sex is vent or by watching (crowing/egg)
     
  4. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    quailladyoffortmyers beat me too it [​IMG]
     
  5. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite is the red tuxedo, what would I breed it with to get more of the same color?
     
  6. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Quote:White with a dark range
    But you will get a variety not just tuxes.
     
  7. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What ratio should I keep the coturnix in? Currently I have all 8 of them in a big cage together. We really plan to keep them for pets and eggs. Then possibly we might start incubating and raising some for meat but I'm too attached to the ones I have now. Can they all stay housed together or will they fight?
     
  8. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Quote:1 rooster to 4-8 hens is the best but if you just want eggs and maybe some fertile eggs I'd go with keeping 1 rooster the rest hens. Then you have no rooster fights or bald hens from to many roosters.
     
  9. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. I will have to try vent sexing them again. I tried once before and they all looked the same. I will vent sex the manchurians since I have a pretty good guess which are females and the male. So hopefully I can use them for comparison.
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The red tux is perdy alright! I have mine with all whites, some with some red on their tail area (long story on how that happened). But keeping them with whites will bring them out. I am getting a nice array of them now for some odd reason [​IMG]
     

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