Colour combinations

Discussion in 'Quail' started by nikirushka, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. nikirushka

    nikirushka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2014
    I'm trying to figure out some likely colours in my unhatched eggs and just getting confused!

    Parent birds: off-white roo (example pic below); british range roo with white genes (single white wing feather and a spot on his throat); british range hen; 2 italian X jumbo hens; 2 italian hens; 1 gold hen.

    One chick hatched so far is white with a dark spot on its head.

    What might be the parents of that one and what might I get if I can get the remaining eggs to hatch? I've just been expecting whites because the white roo is doing most of the work and I cracked one egg open to find another white chick but looking at the genetics, I'm none the wiser and now wondering if I might get some tuxedos possibly (I really,*really* want some tuxedos!).

    I don't know about the background of any of the birds beyond two being half jumbo so I can't look at history.

    I can't get a decent picture of the white roo but this pic is what he looks like, without the dark spots, but lighter overall. From a little way away, he looks like a dirty white:

    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Hi. Sorry i have no clue what the colours would be! I was going to incubate some button quail eggs of mine in summer if they would lay at all but the door was left open and all escaped!!! [​IMG]
  3. nikirushka

    nikirushka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2014
    Oh noooo!

    One chick is out - tibetan tuxedo [​IMG] Number two has pipped, I am waiting with bated breath to see what comes out!
  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Woo good luck with your chicks [​IMG]!!

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