Colour combinations

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

  1. nikirushka

    nikirushka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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:

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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    Woo good luck with your chicks [​IMG]!!
     

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