Coturnix Japanese, questions white feathers at birth

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  1. katagra

    katagra Out Of The Brooder

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    I had some hatch out recently and instead of yellow feathers on the breast and belly like a Tux there were white feathers(out of the egg),
    one has patches now the others are speckled. I can't find any pictures on Google to match.
    Anybody have a link to baby pictures of the various mutations like silver? Anybody else gotten white feathers out of the egg like that?

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  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    white FEATHERS or fuzz? Bright white ?
     
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  3. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try posting a pic of them. it'll help most of us understand a bit more with what your describing..

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  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched some & this might help the OP as well. Is this a Tuxedo its 11 days old ?[​IMG]
     
  5. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes that's a Tux...cute!
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    Quote:diggin the pics 7L, pretty bird.
     
  9. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I don't think I've ever had any hatch with white feathers. As far as I know there aren't any 'silver' or 'blue' coturnix in this country, but mutations are always possible.
     

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